ENVR 300-001 ENVR & SOC: MTHDS & ANALYSIS Provides an overview of methodologies for the study of the interactions between human societies and the environment, with particular attention to the social sciences and history. Focus on the emergence of environmental policy regimes, and public and political discourses surrounding those regimes. Prerequisite: ENVR 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 392-001 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HIST Whether one is discussing the Chernobyl disaster, the crab fishery in Maryland or global warming, the problems, as well as the proposed solutions, of contemporary environmentalism are all couched in international terms. As such, environmentalism is at the center of 20th century debates about the limits of the nation-state. The emergence of this contemporary international environmentalism, is closely linked to the history of the modern world. Topics ranging from the Industrial Revolution, European expansion and colonialism, to revolt, nationalism and the politics of the Cold War will be examined. Although the roots of current environmental politics will be discussed, the course will focus on the recent past, from the 1880s to the present, and on the challenges to modernity posed by environmental change. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.