Examines the relationships between humans and the natural environment over the last 500 years. Topics include conceptions of nature, the use of resources in different societies, the consequences of various forms of economic organization (particularly capitalism) on the environment, and the impact of technological change on the world’s ecology.
- Completion of all assigned reading.
- In-class discussion and group projects.
- Essay examinations.
- A research project paper.
- San Diego only this course will be evaluated as part of the annual review of the global culture, business, and technology program. Assessment factors will include class size, demand, successful completion rates, academic ignore student evaluations and peer review.
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