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FYSP 127 - Race-ing the Enviroment: Historical Appraoches to Race and Environmental History


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4SS, WR
In this first year seminar, we will explore American environmental history and issues from a perspective that foregrounds questions of race. Topics the course will cover include: the ways in which European colonialism changed the American landscape; the construction of the idea of ‘wilderness’ and the founding of National Parks; different racial groups’ cultural beliefs about, and approaches towards, the natural world; whiteness in the mainstream environmental movement; and environmental racism and the environmental justice movement.
Enrollment Limit: 14
Instructor: R. Romano
Consent of the Instructor Required? Yes



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