Fall 2011

Environmental History: Ecological Thinking and Practice in Europe, 1500 to the Present.

Listed in: History, as HIST-357


Robert M. Schwartz (Section 01)


[EU] This course studies European views of nature and the natural world from the late middle ages to the present.  A case study of environmental change investigates the impact of industrialization and the railway system on the human and physical environments in nineteenth-century Britain. Central to this part of the course will be a hands-on introduction to new methods of computer-assisted mapping and data analysis known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  One three-hour class meeting per week.

Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Schwartz (Mount Holyoke College).


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011