Spring 2019

The Wild and the Cultivated

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-207  |  History, as HIST-207

Formerly listed as: HIST-25


Edward D. Melillo (Section 01)


[C] For thousands of years, wild and domesticated plants have played crucial roles in the development of cultures and societies. Students in this course will consider human relationships with plants from a global-historical perspective, comparing trends in various regions and time periods. We will focus on the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, seed-saving practices, medicinal plants, religious rites, food traditions, biopiracy, agribusiness, and biofuels. Two class meetings per week.

Limited to 30 students. Spring semester. Professor Melillo.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to HIST and ENST majors, by seniority if necessary


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Research, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2019, Fall 2022