History (HIST) - Environmental History

HIST 4485  Environmental History


Restricted to students in an Honours program with 84 credits completed.


Three hours of seminar per week.




This course will focus on a selected topic(s) of contemporary importance in the field of environmental history. Possible topics include food & agriculture; health, the body, and the environment; natural resources; lakes, rivers and human society; and colonialism and the environment. The course will explore environmental history as a sub-field of history, focusing on the challenge it poses to other, human-centered subfields of history. The course will also explore environmental history as an interdisciplinary field of study, including its links to historical geography and the environmental sciences.

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