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History of Ecology

HIST 221
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 221
Certificates: Environmental Studies, International Relations

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)(SISP)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on APR-16-2014
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