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HIST 2701 Eco-Challenges and Sustainable Solutions (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

Climate crisis and ecological overshoot have become humanity's most pressing challenges. Despite the contemporary nature of these problems, human disruption of the natural environment is not new. Environmental historians have identified major human alterations in ecosystems over the last 500 years. This course combines historical and contemporary perspectives to explore both the familiar and the novel as we study forests, climate, agriculture, water, and toxic pollution. We devote substantial attention to solutions and what will be necessary to achieve a sustainable future.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Juliet Schor and Prasannan Parthasarathi

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: SOCY1027

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Last Updated: 21-Feb-14