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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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HIS 3237 - Nature, Wilderness, and American Life (3)

When Offered: Fall. Odd-numbered years
This course provides an overview of Americans’ interaction with the natural world from colonization to the present, with emphasis on Native Americans’ relationship to the land, the environmental effects of European settlement, wilderness as a cultural construct, the growth of agriculture and industry, conservation and preservation, atomic energy, chemical pesticides, and the modern environmental movements. This course may be of particular interest to public historians, cultural resource managers, planners, and environmental specialists.