2018-2019 University Catalogue 
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2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 220 - The History of Nature and Capital in the United States (US)

Tells a story about Americans’ encounters with the natural world alongside their development of new technologies, modes of labor, and methods of business and finance. The wide-ranging explorations reveal the various ways that capitalism in the United States has packaged, developed, pillaged, improved, or sold the natural world—all while fundamentally shaping modern American business and society in the process. Students learn the fundamental methods of historical inquiry through in-depth investigation into the histories of particular commodities while they simultaneously wrestle with important questions in environmental studies and political economy. They ask the questions: what was the nature of power and what was the power of nature in the past? (US)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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