HIST 3030 Study and Writing of History: From Hiroshima to Fukushima (Fall: 3 )
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 and the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility in March 2011 frame a range of Japanese (and global) historical experiences with environmental catastrophe. This course offers opportunities to investigate, through original research, the social, cultural, ecological, and political consequences of such disasters in Japan and what they have meant elsewhere. Students are encouraged to explore issues of environmental sustainability from a historical perspective. Students will use a range of primary materials from policy papers and public media sources to individual testimonies and the visual arts. Using the internet responsibly will be an important focus.
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