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Environmentalism in a Global Age

HIST 314
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENVS 314
Certificates: Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies
Course Cluster: Animal Studies

In the 1970s, popular movements achieved landmark environmental protections in the United States and in Europe. Yet in that same period, the globalization of industrial production threatened to undercut the effectiveness of national laws to curb pollution. Moreover, the second half of the twentieth century saw the emergence of new problems like acid rain that transcend national boundaries. This seminar investigates how environmental activism has responded to a range of challenges in the global age, from economic development and species conservation to population growth and family planning. As those two examples suggest, environmentalism has engaged with key developments in the modern world, sometimes in troubling ways. Although the subject matter is historical, this course will also focus on what the history of global environmentalism can contribute to contemporary advocacy, not least around issues related to climate change.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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