HISTORY 277 - Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History


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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to environmental history through the study of human-nature interactions in the Mediterranean world during the Greek and Roman periods (roughly 600 BC-AD 700). Because we cannot cover every aspect of human-nature relations, the course focuses on an array of of topics arranged under the following subjects: (a) Generating Energy; (b) Fresh Water; (c) Agriculture and Food Production (d) Consumption; (e) Sanitation, Health, & Disease; and (f) Climate Change.

Course Requirements:

  1. Reading Responses, Attendance, & Class Participation 20%
  2. Midterm Exam 20%
  3. Final Paper Proposal 10%
  4. Final Paper 25%
  5. Final Exam 25%

Intended Audience:

Some familiarity with the Graeco-Roman world is helpful but not required. The course is primarily intended for non-majors with an interest in ancient history and/or human-nature relationships.

This course welcomes entirely online participation. While there will be optional in-person components, no part of this course requires you to be on campus or present in-person.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week, lecture but with considerable classroom discussion.

Testing will be online with details to be determined.


HISTORY 277 - Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)

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