Environment and History

WF 11:30-1, E51-385

Focusing on the period from 1500 to the present, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment. Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the current environmental crisis. Enrollment limited.

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Offered Spring 2022

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Nature and Environment in China

T 1-4, E51-390
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H
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Technology and the Global Economy

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World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800

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21H.156 21G.045

Global Chinese Food: A Historical Overview

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Emma Teng Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-H
21H.253 21G.075

The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Intermediate HASS-H
21H.265

Humanitarianism in Africa: A Critical History

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
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Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.357

South Asian Migrations

Sana Aiyar Seminar HASS-H
21H.380 U 21A.411 U 21H.980 G 21A.419 G

People and Other Animals

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Graduate
Seminar
HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
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21H.981

Seminar in Nature, Environment, and Empire

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