Courses

Societies of the World 51. Politics of Nature

This course examines the historical, social, and political life of nature in its many manifestations--as a source of life and livelihood, as a resource for exploitation, as a heritage to be protected, and as a post-industrial hybrid--in order to understand the variety of human interactions with the natural environment. Through a focus on property relations, imperialism, development, and science, students will be exposed to the intimate connection between social inequality and ecological degradation, and encouraged to envision possibilities for a future of greater equality and sustainability.

Season: 

Fall

Days: 

T
Th

Time: 

1:00-2:30

Course ID: 

122012

Subject Area: 

General Education
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