Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 387 North American Environmental History



Environmental history studies the changing relationship between human beings and the natural world through time. This course will examine a variety of influential issues and themes, from the pre-colonial period to the present, including the impact of settlement on the land and the rise of the modern environmental movement. The central premise throughout the course will be that much of the familiar terrain of American history looks very different when seen in its environmental context, and that one can learn a great deal about both history and the environment by studying the two together.

3 credit hours