HTY 479: North American Environmental History

Instructor: Professor Mark McLaughlin

Course number: 84483

Days/Time: TTh 12:30-1:45pm

Location: Stevens Hall 365

Description:  Environmental history is the study of past interactions between humans and nature, and this course examines environmental historical processes across the North American continent over time. While it is impossible to cover the entirety of North America’s environmental past, in-depth explorations of various major themes, including biological exchanges, water and waterways, urbanization and industrialization, and energy production, will thoroughly introduce students to a wide variety of subject matter.

 General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Ethics and the Population & the Environment requirement.

Prerequisites: Three credits in History or instructor permission