Footprints on the Earth: The Environmental Consequences of Modernity
Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-226
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Hannah A. Holleman (Section 01)
As a basis for understanding current global ecological crises, this course marries natural and social history as well as ecological and social science of the human society/environment nexus. We will study the anthropogenic drivers of environmental change in historical perspective. The new and greater scale of environmental degradation made possible by industrialization and the globalizing tendencies of the modern economic system will receive special attention as these continue to be central factors promoting ecological change. Course readings include classical social theory as well as current perspectives on the relationship between modern human society and the broader environment of which we are a part.
Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Holleman.
Offerings2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015