2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 490 - Seminar: Environmental History in Latin America

(3.00 cr.)

Explores how humans and the environment have interacted over time in the Americas from pre-Columbian populations to the recent past. The study of historical change in human-nature interactions reveals both how people have affected the environment and how nature has shaped human actions. Because of the wide range of research methods and topics it embraces, the burgeoning field of Environmental History is both compelling and challenging. This course examines diverse views of nature, ecological effects of shifting agricultural and consumption patterns, the impact of technological advances, political ecology, conservation, and environmental movements. In part, this course seeks to define what constitutes "Environmental History" and to determine if there is a coherent set of problems and issues that this emergent field addresses. Written or electronic permission of the instructor. Closed to students who have taken HS 422 .

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course, one HS 300-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: CU/GT/ICL/IES/IL

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