ENV 873b (Tentative) () (Tentative) / 2021-2022

Global Environmental History

Note: this course information is for the 2021-2022 academic year, not the current academic year (2020-2021).
Credits: 3

Spring 2022: Time and location TBA
 

 

The dynamic relationship between environmental and social forces from the Pleistocene glaciations to the Anthropocene present. Pleistocene extinctions; transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture; origins of cities, states, and civilization; adaptations and collapses of Old and New World civilizations in the face of climate disasters; the destruction and reconstruction of the New World by the Old. Focus on issues of adaptation, resilience, and sustainability, including forces that caused long-term societal change.