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ENVS 317. US Environmental History. 3 Hours.

This course will provide an overview of environmental history, focusing on the United States. Americans have shaped nature and been shaped by it ? how has this relationship changed over time? Students will engage with key historical themes and perspectives, their roles in various eras of American history, and how they have shaped the world in which we now live. Required readings will support students? efforts to understand different interpretations of historic events and environmental problems. Students? written work will reflect their understanding of these perspectives and themes as well as the development of their own perception of environmental history.

Prerequisite: ENVS 201 with a minimum grade of D.