- Schedule of Classes - January 21, 2018 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - January 21, 2018 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
Climate change is old news. Human societies have been debating and coping with climatic changes since long before the (relatively) recent advent of massive-scale greenhouse gas emissions. In this seminar, we will immerse ourselves in scholarly debates about the role of climate change in causing social, economic, cultural, and political changes. For instance, did the Little Ice Age spark sixteenth-century witch-hunts in Europe? We will also delve into case studies focusing on historical climate beliefs and their significance. How did climate theory legitimize French colonialism in the Maghreb? Throughout the course, we will discuss how climate history can inform contemporary climate change discourse and activism.
When Offered Spring.
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
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