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HONR. 3300-306: American Ecologies

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two men in front of mountains
Teddy Roosevelt and John Miur, 1906, Library of Congress       PD

 

 

Welcome to American Ecologies with Todd Tietchen

American notions of progress and growth have long been synonymous with resource depletion and the destruction of wilderness. The time has clearly come to reconsider these foundational notions, along with the devastating activities they continue to authorize, though changing course in part requires that we understand the perspectives and motivations that got us to this critical moment. That will be the goal of this seminar, best described as a comparative history of ideas about ecology and environmental justice, spanning from the 19th century to the present.

 

 

 

 

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geodesic dome in a landscape
The Montreal Biosphere, photo by Eberhard von Nellenberg                        CC BY SA