North American Environmental History

HISTORY345

North American Environmental History. Historical roles of nature—as a cultural construct and a set of biological relationships—in shaping human choices in North America, from colonial times to the present. Special attention to historical origins of contemporary environmental politics, including the origins of wilderness; environmental justice movements; the changing politics of food, animal rights, and pollution; and tragedies of the commons, and the ethical challenges posed by global warming and population growth. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers

PUBPOL278ICS340

Curriculum Codes: 

CZ, EI, STS

Theme (Concentration)

Economic and Business Cultures, Human Rights and Social Movements

Region

United States and Canada