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History of Ecology and Environmentalism

Semester and Year FA 2016
Course Number IDSEM-UG1892
Section 001
Instructor Peder Anker
Days TR
Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   SCI

Notes/Restrictions

Same as ENVST-UA 425.001.

Description

This course traces the history of ecology and environmentalism from Charles Darwin to current affairs. The global history of ecological concern stays at the center of this course, which discusses environmental worries in the British, German, Scandinavian, African and American contexts in subsequent centuries. The chief focus will be on U.S. experience in trying to deal with organizing nature, environmental preservation and conservation, population growth, environmental design and global warming, among other issues. Various ecological understandings of human philosophy, race, gender, religion, architecture, politics, and economy will be subject to critical discussion.

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Course Type

Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)