of the Course: This course provides a hands-on introduction to how historians
study the past, particularly the history of our environment. This includes our
air, water, soil and resources, as well as how our uses of those resources have
affected society, our economy and our politics. We will look at how colonists
and Indians used land differently (and how this changed nature itself), how
the building of cities and railroads changed the land, how what we eat affects
our environment, and the large scale impacts of global warming and fresh water
shortages. Along the way we will examine how historians' questions about the
environment have changed and how that has shaped what we know about the past.
NOTE: History majors who cannot take another 100 level course are welcome to sign up for Independent Study Hi 374(B) Environmental History directly with Professor Salerno. They will read additional readings and write an additional paper to achieve 300 level course credit in US history.
Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:30 AM-11:20 AM
This course is taught by: Professor Beth Salerno
Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102
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