HS 121 People and Nature: History/Future of Human Impact on the Planet (Fall: 3)

Offered Periodically
The twenty-first century opened up with the combined crisis of climate, bio-diversity, and eco-system functioning. In contrast to much sustainability discourse, human disruption of eco-system functioning is not new. Indeed, environmental historians have identified major human alterations in eco-systems over the last 500 years. This course combines contemporary analysis of human impacts on the environment with the historical record and explores both the familiar and the novel in the realm of ecological challenges.
Prasannan Parthasarathi, Department of History
Juliet Schor, Department of Sociology

Last Updated: 26-FEB-13