Class Restriction And Registration Summary


HIST 20990 - Section 01: Environment & Civilization (CRN 18358)

Course Description:
This course is about how some societies transform the environment by radically interventionist strategies: highly selective breeding and winnowing of species, intensive agriculture, and city building. We investigate how and why this "civilizing ambition" has functioned and failed in a variety of settings, and compare its effects with those of other strategies adopted by less ambitious societies. We approach the history of the world not by the usual strategy of classifying events according to the periods or cultures in which they occurred but by using different environments as our units of enquiry, looking at tundras and taigas, arid deserts, forests of different kinds, alluvial soils, grasslands, highlands, and coastal and marine environments, and seeing how people have exploited the peculiar opportunities and responded to the challenges of each.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2011
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

HIST 22990

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ENNT - Enrgy Studies Nontechcl ,  HCT6 -HIST Cat 6: Special ,  HIST - old Core History ,  HPRE - HIST: Pre-1500 Courses ,  SUS2 - Impacts ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 36 28 8

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
HIST  10990 01, CRN 18344  (Primary) 72 46 26
HIST  20990 01, CRN 18358   36 28 8
Total 108 74 34