ES 704: Environmental History

Synonym:

63434 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Alesia Maltz

Credits:

4

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 9/11 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 9/12 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Fri 10/2 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 10/3 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Fri 11/6 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 11/7 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Fri 12/4 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 12/5 (8:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Foundation
Required of and restricted to Ph.D. I students.

This course examines the historical, cultural, and philosophical origins of our concepts of the environment. This course provides an overview of the environmental history of New England, the US, and world environmental history. Students participate in many approaches to history, from historiographical, social, political, and literary history to artistic and mythic approaches. In this course, students develop a framework for understanding how our conception of the environment has changed through time, and strengthen their understanding of how historical and philosophical issues engage and inform current debates. (Additional contact hours will be met by specific coursework designed to be completed on-line.)