ENVIRON 236 - Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
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Europe is famous for art, not nature, but it took the continent a long time to get that way. This class explores the transformation of western Eurasia’s natural landscapes (and seascapes) from their prehistoric condition into the humanized forms familiar today. But HISTORY 236 shows that nature was no passive backdrop, and itself shaped European cultures in the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods, from about 500 BCE to about 1800 CE. The course is structured by examples of Europeans forging relations with forests, with rivers and lakes, and with different kinds of animals, along with examples of their attempts to cope with natural disasters. "Environment and History in Europe" is an introduction to the past of one of the world’s most environmentally dynamic regions.

Course Requirements:

regular and attentive participation in all class activities; two essays; a mid-term test; a take-home final

Intended Audience:

PiTE majors, LSA students with environmental interests, History majors seeking pre-1800 credit

Class Format:

2 meetings of 1.5 hours, mixing discussions and lectures

ENVIRON 236 - Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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