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History (HIST)
275 McKenzie Hall, 541-346-4802
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  HIST 273   Environmental History >2 >IC 4.00 cr.
Introduction to concepts, concerns, and methods of environmental history.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Jones RE-mail Office:   363 McKenzie Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4859
Office Hours: 1330 - 1430 W  
  1330 - 1530 M  
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  36308 3 80 1400-1520 tr 128 CHI Jones R  

Final Exam:

1230-1430 t 6/13 128 CHI
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May 21:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course examines global environmental history from the evolution of humans to the present day. Environmental history explores the past through an interdisciplinary approach that integrates insights from ecology, geography, anthropology, literature, art history, the history of science and technology, and landscape architecture. At its essence, environmental history considers how humans and natural environments have interacted and reshaped each other through time. Those interactions undergird all of global history. To demonstrate that claim, we’ll follow several paths of inquiry: How has the natural environment influenced human actions, decisions, and cultural and social development? How have people perceived or imagined the natural world? How have they reshaped and even reordered the natural environment? How have they struggled with each other over ways the environment should be treated and understood? What have been the intended and unintended consequences of their actions? What are the ethical implications of these actions? What are the ethical implications of these actions? We’ll also pay attention to the marks people leave on the physical landscape, and we’ll consider how we might learn more about human history by using these marks as clues.
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