Environmental History of the Modern World
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Examination of the environmental history of the world from approximately 1500 AD until the present, with a focus on the global processes-- such as colonial and imperial expansion, industrialization and the rise of modern technological systems, agricultural intensification, and population growth--which have driven the historical acceleration of human-induced environmental change. Examination of the environmental impacts of these processes, and local responses, in all regions of the world.