HistoryHIS 39D Floods, Epidemics, and Famine: Environmental History of the Early Modern Atlantic World

Familiarizes undergraduates with environmental history as a discipline, as well as introduce them to the early modern period and the Atlantic World as a region of study by focusing on themes such as climate shifts and crises, the spread of epidemic disease, and the relationship between the environment and colonialism. Course does not assume previous experience with history courses and is intended to be a broad survey encompassing several regions of study. It is arranged both thematically and geographically and emphasizes environmental change throughout the early modern period to give a broad geographical overview of major environmental topics during the 15th through 18th centuries.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-E

Instructor

Piper Milton