ES 704: Environmental History

Synonym:

86433 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Alesia Maltz

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 9/8 (8:00AM-6:29PM)
Sun 9/9 (8:00AM-12:39PM)
Sun 10/14 (8:00AM-12:29PM)
Sat 11/3 (8:00AM-6:29PM)
Sat 12/8 (8:00AM-6:29PM)
Sun 12/9 (8:00AM-12:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Foundation
Required of and restricted to Ph.D. I students’ Open to ES Masters students’ by permission of instructor.

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 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.)