F&ES 637b/HIST 818 / 2017-2018

Commodity Production and Environmental History in Latin America and the Caribbean

Credits: 3

Spring 2018: Tu, 9:25-11:15, HGS 217b

This seminar is designed as an introduction to the history of the environment of the
Caribbean and Latin America with an emphasis on the human relationship to the ecology over the last five centuries, and especially on the social and ecological impact of commodity  production. The course is composed of weekly readings and discussions in which students will make presentations and lead the weekly discussions.  The instructors will make short presentations each week highlighting various themes  that intersect with the readings or that explore other themes and related materials.