Do you have an interest in examining how humans have defined, interacted with and shaped physical environments?  Similarly, do you seek to explore how natural environments have influenced human behavior, choices and culture? The History-Environmental Studies major provides students with the opportunity to critically analyze the history of the relationship between humans and the environment.

These requirements are in addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors.

History - Environmental Studies Requirements (32 credits in History required, credits are allowed to overlap with other requirements to reach 32 credits):

Methods and Research (12 credits required):

History 299 Historical Methodologies
History 401 Topics in Comparative History
400 Level History Seminar

Geographical Areas (12 credits required):

Seven Geographical areas include: Africa, Ancient Mediterranean, Asia, Europe, Islamic World, Latin America, and the United States

Take a minimum of two courses (200-300 level) in one geographic area and one course (200-300 level) in another area.

Courses offered 2018-2019

Africa:

History 112 The World Wars in Africa
History 217 Decolonization in Africa
History 364 History of the Black Atlantic

Ancient Mediterranean

History 160 Troy and the Trojan War
History 215 Cleopatra - History and Myth
History 226 Ancient Mediterranean - Greece
History 330 Hail Caesar? The Roman Revolution
History 331 A Tale of Two Cities - Carthage and Rome

Asia

History 110 East Asian History, 1600-Present
History 205 East Asian Environmental History
History 247 Early Chinese History
History 490 Modernization and Conflict in East Asia

Europe

History 150 Comrades Come Rally! Socialism and European Society
History 206 European Environmental History to 1800
History 237 The Making of England - From Roman Britian to the War of the Roses
History 263 From Farm to Fork - Slow Food, Fast Food
History 278 Twentieth Century Europe
History 333 Never-Ending Revolution? The French Experience

Islamic World

History 127 Islamic Civilization, I - Early and Medieval
History 235 The Arab Spring in Historical Context
History 302 Syrian War - Rise of Asad to the Specter of ISIS
History 322 History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Latin America

History 288 Latin America in the Twentieth Century
History 384 Cuba and Nicaragua

United States

History 150 Before Germs and Genetics - Exploring Wellness, Healing, and Meaning in Early America
History 268 Im/migration and US History
History 297 Nineteenth Century US - Experiment to Empire
History 365 Industrialization in the United States

History Electives (8 credits)

History 231 OR History 232 (see Core Environmental History Course requirement)
one additional course in History

Comparison and Encounters Requirement (this requirement is met by taking History 231 or History 232)

Pre-Modern Requirement (one course from the following):


History 127 Islamic Civilization I: The Early and Medieval Islamic World
History 180 Cities and Empires An Introduction to the Ancient World
History 181 Europe Transformed, c. 300-1400
History 202 European Intellectual History, 386-1300
History 205 East Asian Environmental History
History 207 European Intellectual History, 1300-1650
History 215/315 Special Topics in Ancient Mediterranean History
History 218 Africa to 1885
History 225 Ancient Mediterranean -- Near East
History 226 Ancient Mediterranean -- Greece
History 227 Ancient Mediterranean -- Rome
History 228 The Byzantine Empire and the Medieval Mediterranean
History 237 The Making of England From Roman Britain to the War of the Roses
History 241 Early Japanese History
History 247 Early Chinese History
History 287 Colonial Latin America
History 309 Popular Culture in Europe, 1150-1650
History 320 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Kingdoms
History 330 Hail Caesar? The Roman Revolution
History 332 Cultural Encounters in Premodern Europe
History 348 Horseriders and Samurai: Comparisons of Early Modern East Asia
History 393 Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Core Environmental History Requirement (3 courses required):

Take one of the following:

History 231 Oceans Past and Future: Introduction to Marine Environmental History
History 232 Changing Landscapes: Introduction to Terrestrial Environmental History

Take a minimum of two of the following:

History 205 EAst Asian Environmental History
History 231 Oceans Past and Future: Introduction to Marine Environmental History
History 232 Changing Landscapes: Introduction to Terrestrial Environmental History
History 262 People, Nature, Technology: Built and Natural Environments in US History
History 355 Pacific Whaling History

Senior Year Requirements:

History 401 Topics in Comparative History
Pass a senior oral examination in Environmental Studies (exempt if writing an Honors History/ES thesis)
Pass the senior assessment in History which consists of a book exam, an oral examination and a written field exam