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History of Ecology


HIST 221
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 221
Certificates: Environmental Studies, International Relations
Course Cluster: African Studies

This course surveys the history of the science of ecology, from Linnaeus's natural history and Darwin's theory of evolution to the origins of ecosystems ecology and population ecology in the 20th century. Simultaneously, it touches on topics such as the role of ecological knowledge in imperial expansion, the conservation movement, the establishment of parks and nature preserves, controversies over fallout and DDT, and the growth of international environmental agreements. As a result, students will learn to interpret ecology in light of the social, cultural, and political contexts of its development, from European imperialism to the Cold War, and from the rise of the welfare state to the era of free-market globalization.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-17-2014
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