Class Restriction And Registration Summary


HESB 30597 - Section 01: The Global Environment (CRN 30536)
Long Title: Our Global Environment: History and the Anthropocene

Course Description:
The question that this course asks is which political formations have been most conducive to environmentally sustainable communities and why. Historians have long been interested in political questions about power, state structures, democracy, and economic development, but only now, with the emergence of the global environmental crisis, is the relationship between politics and ecology becoming clearer. This course has four sections. It begins by examining the contemporary phenomenon of "climate collapse" and the problem of how to conceptualize this global problem historically. We then turn to the issue of which social values and modes of production and consumption have caused this dramatic transformation of our planet, tracing the effects of state formation and industrial development. Using major books, essays, and film, we compare capitalist, socialist, and fascist approaches to the nature. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a firm grasp of environmental problems and their relation to political communities.

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2018
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must belong to one of the following Department(s):
Hesburgh Program in Public Srv (HESB)
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:
ENST - Energy Studies ,  HIST - old Core History ,  HPTP-Hesburgh Pgm Policy Topic ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 1 0 1

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
HIST  30993 01, CRN 25967  (Primary) 17 14 3
IIPS  30928 01, CRN 26148   2 1 1
STV  30193 01, CRN 26183   1 0 1
HESB  30597 01, CRN 30536   1 0 1
IDS  30407 01, CRN 30585   1 1 0
Total 22 16 6