HIST 392C: The Environmental History of Latin America

Academic Year:
Spring 2014
Day and Time:
MonWed 11:15-12:05

This course explores varied themes in the environmental history of Latin America. Beginning with the Pre-Columbian era, the course moves on to examine the intertwining of environmental, social, and cultural transformations brought about by the conquest of the Americas by Europeans, and finally the environmental and related social repercussions of the emergence of modernity, urbanization, and industrialization in the era of independence. The course focuses not only on environmental change, its causes and social repercussions, but also on examining cultural attitudes and ideas towards the environment and the changes that these ideas have undergone at different phases in Latin America's history. 

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content: