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HIST 4703 Environmental Histories of Water (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course introduces students to the practice of environmental history with a thematic focus on water. While offering students a basic theoretical and methodological training of environmental history, the course guides students through intensive reading about various water bodies and water-related issues (ecological, political, social, economic, cultural, conceptual, etc.) in different parts of the world during both pre-modern and modern eras. In addition to lectures, readings, and discussion, each student will identify a specific water body or water issue as his or her research topic and carry out an individual project.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ling Zhang

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17