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November 22, 2022

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Description

Focusing primarily on the period since 1500, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment.

Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the historical roots of the current environmental crisis.

Course Curriculum

  • Useful Word (and Date) List Unlimited
  • Handout: Kinds of Societies Unlimited
  • Useful Word List Unlimited
  • The Disease Environment Unlimited
  • Useful Word List Unlimited
  • Handout: Systema Naturae Unlimited
  • Handout: Of the Cat Unlimited
  • Handout: Bestiary and Natural History Unlimited
  • Useful Word List, Agriculture Unlimited
  • Useful Word List, Landscape Unlimited
  • Useful Word List Unlimited
  • Handout: The Shock of Industrialization Unlimited
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