Fall 2024 History BC2385 section 001

Global Environmental History

Global Environmental Hist

Call Number 00166
Day & Time
TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Angelo Caglioti
Course Description

This class introduces students to the field of environmental history from a global perspective. Environmental history is the study of the relationship between nature and society over time. It deals with the material environment, cultural and scientific understandings of nature, and the politics of socio-economic use of natural resources. The class combines the study of classic texts that were foundational to the field with modern case studies from all over the world. It addresses questions of global relevance, such as: how did the environment shape human history? How did humans shape the natural environment? How are power relations of class, race and gender embedded in the environment we live in? The class welcomes students from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities. The goal of the course is to understand how the relationship between environment and society in history led to the current climate crisis.


Web Site Vergil
Department History @Barnard
Enrollment 64 students (70 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject History
Number BC2385
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Global Programs, General Studies, Professional Studies
Section key 20243HIST2385X001