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INTRODUCTION TO U.S. AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectHistory
American Studies
Number & Suffix: 128
Full UC Title: INTRODUCTION TO U.S. AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 
Transcript Title: US&GLOBAL ENV HIST 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to environmental history, focusing on North America and its global environmental policies since the nineteenth century. Topics covered include: how historians write environmental history; North American views and perceptions of environmental challenges; who contributes to environmental perception changes and why; the role of nature in North American history. Exploring ideas, discourses, practices, and policies of individuals as well as state and non-state actors like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and international organizations, the course explores themes such as the history of the National Park movement, natural disasters, the post-1945 age of DDT and Agent Orange, the global history of hazardous waste, environmental security, the promotion of sustainability and “green cities,” and global climate change policies. In addition, the course includes field trips to discuss current issues such as global climate change policies with practitioners. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: INTRODUCTION TO U.S. AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 
Partner University Department: John F. Kennedy-Institut 
Partner University Course Number: 32403