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HIST 5192 Senior Colloquium: Environmental History (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Since the 1970s, the field of environmental history has evolved through several stages. At every stage, it encountered new theoretical challenges, adopted new methodologies, embraced new research possibilities, and thus allowed itself to expand toward broader horizons. This course leads students to experience various transformations of environmental history by reading several classic texts. We will begin with traditional historical critiques from the perspectives of political economy and political ecology, then move to interdisciplinary inquiries strongly informed by natural science, and end with the recent developments in multi-species ethnography, materiality studies, and post-humanist thinking from social science


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ling Zhang

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing.

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Last Updated: 23-Aug-17