21H.185 Environment and History

Class Info

Focusing on the period from 1500 to the present, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment. Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the current environmental crisis. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.185 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by H. Ritvo and S.Solomon.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in E51-085.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Environmental History site or on the 21H.185 Stellar site.

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