Spring 2024

Global Environmental History of the Twentieth Century

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-105  |  History, as HIST-105


Edward D. Melillo (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 105 [TE/TR/TS/C] and ENST-105) 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.

Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Melillo.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to History and Environmental Studies Majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Close analysis of historical evidence, which may include written documents, images, music, films, or statistics from the historical period under study. Exploration of scholarly, methodological, and theoretical debates about historical topics. Extensive reading, varying forms of written work, and intensive in-class discussions.

HIST 105 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM SCCE A019
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM SCCE A019


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2019, Spring 2022