May 28, 2020  
Course Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 283 - Environmental Histories of South Asia


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR

This course explores crucial material, socio-political, and cultural relationships between the diverse peoples of South Asia and their ecosystems, from the pre-colonial period down to the present. We focus on a series of integrated issues including ‘forest as frontier and/or home,’ ‘shaping and using the land,’ and ‘meanings and control of water.’ Students will write short position papers and a substantial research paper on a relevant topic of her/his individual interest. Enrollment Limit: 35.
Instructor: M. Fisher



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