This course covers environmental interactions large and small, tracing the changing ways that Americans have shaped and thought about the places where they live and work. Course focuses on US environmental history from the colonial period to the present, including national parks, preservation, conservation, and wilderness; the relationship between the US and the rest of the world; and debates over what nature is, who it is for, and how it should be used.
Satisfies a major requirement in Environmental Studies
Satisfies a major requirement in History
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Environmental Studies
Satisfies the Historical Thought requirement