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. Instructor: Peck
Pine Trees
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 340
  • PUBPOL 278
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring