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HIST 307: Nature and War

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

Major Requirement: Global/Comparative History
This course investigates how wars have shaped the natural environment and how nature has shaped war in the modern era. More than
simply a look at the ravages of war on nature, this course considers the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. The
various topics we will consider include chemical and biological warfare, repairing embattled landscapes, the growing military-industrial
complex, disposing of nuclear waste, and the increasing number of conflicts over natural resources. Students will learn how to critically
assess the ecological impact of war, as well as its societal and political repercussions. (Course offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisite: Sophomore Status

Prerequisites: , Permission of the instructor