Environmental History of North America” is a 4-credit course that examines the complex relationships that humans have with their surroundings and how it has changed over time. This course takes a broad geographic and temporal approach to explore how human interactions and relationships with their environments have shaped the modern world. Beginning with Indigenous communities and nations prior to European contact, students will explore how these diverse North American societies both shaped and were shaped by their surroundings, the social and environmental disruptions of colonization, how Indigenous Peoples navigated these upheavals, and the ensuing industrial/capitalist nation-states’ role in accelerating global climate change.
Credit Equivalencies: 2 Credits- History, 2 Credits- Environmental Humanities
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