Middle Ages

Global Environmental History (HIST 1975)





Prof. Franz Josef Brueggemeier, Location: Robinson Hall 105, Meeting Time: Th., 4-6

The course will explore how different human societies have comprehended, used, adapted to and valued their natural environments and how these environments have shaped human behavior and the way their societies developed. The course will range from pre-historic times until the current debate about global warming. In doing so the course will also provide an introduction into the field of environmental history, its theories and methodologies and some of its most important works.