Fall 2019

Global Environmental History of the Twentieth Century

Listed in: History, as HIST-105

Formerly listed as: HIST-27

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Edward D. Melillo (Section 01)


[C] This course examines the environmental history of the world since 1900 with a particular focus on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and China. We will use books, articles, four films, and a range of online media to illuminate the comparative and interdisciplinary possibilities of global environmental history. In addition to studying the past, we will explore how to use historical knowledge in the formulation of policy recommendations and grassroots initiatives for addressing contemporary environmental issues. Two class meetings per week.

Fall semester. Professor Melillo.


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2019