HIST 290

Nature and History: The Earth's Environmental Past

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Human historical interactions with animals, plants, and landscapes. Global histories of climate, population, whaling, fossil fuels, the car, animal rights, suburban sprawl, eco-theology, environmentalism, ecotourism, etc.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Historical Knowledge of Global Relationship with Nature

Learning Outcome

Students will become academically conversant with the major historical developments in our global relationship with nature.

Title

Historical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the content and meaning of primary sources, and through critical interpretation, draw reasonable conclusions.

Title

Analytical Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to write history that is coherent and persuasive by following discipline’s norms for writing and careful documentation.

Title

Historical Research

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to formulate historical questions and answer them by careful and systematic research in primary and secondary sources.