HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 006 U.S. Urban Environmental History
Term: WN 2013
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
30
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Many think of cities and nature as the antithesis of one another. We will, however, challenge this assumption by exploring the dynamic and interconnected relationships between the two. We will consider the ways that city builders drew on the natural world to prompt and sustain urban and industrial growth, and we will examine the implications of this growth on local and distant ecosystems. We will investigate the ways that Americans understood, imagined, and defined “cities” and “nature.” By examining the shifting cultural meanings of each, we will survey the aspirations and ideologies that guided people as they sought to build and manage the world around them. Throughout the course, we will take up the central themes of urban environmental history, including questions about the relationship between the local and global, environmental justice, and sustainability.

HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
24602
Open
8
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
27089
Open
8
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
24601
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
P
27423
Open
17
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
27424
Open
10
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (LEC)
P
29204
Open
8
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (LEC)
P
29220
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (LEC)
 
24380
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
011 (DIS)
P
26193
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
26194
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 9780393308730
Nature's metropolis : Chicago and the Great West, Author: Cronon, William., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company 1992
Required
ISBN: 9780520234338
A river and its city : the nature of landscape in New Orleans : with a new preface, Author: Kelman, Ari, 1968-, Publisher: University of California Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 0807899569
Smeltertown making and remembering a Southwest border community, Author: Perales, Monica., Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780521800594
The bulldozer in the countryside : suburban sprawl and the rise of American environmentalism, Author: Rome, Adam Ward., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 9780807821749
Environmental inequalities : class, race, and industrial pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980, Author: Hurley, Andrew, 1961-, Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 1995
Required
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