Significance of Environment in American History

Prerequisite: READ 0220 Reading Strategies, ENGL 0230 Writing Foundations or placement determined by assessment

Co-Requisite: none

This course will explore the meaning and importance of the environment in the history of the United States.  Ultimately, students will discover both the American environment’s pervasive power and its contradictions. They will learn that it is through the environment that Americans have cultivated philosophical ideas like liberty, equality, and opportunity. Students will also explore the literal and figurative properties of the American landscape that have served as a rationale for exploitation, colonization, and subjugation.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): 5, 10