HIS 156 - Nature and Western Civilization
A historical overview of human interaction with the natural system in the Western world; an exploration of the Western ideologies justifying the exploitation of nature; an examination of the present state of the global energy system; a critical investigation of various solutions for ecological problems.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify some of the major ideologies regarding nature in the history of Western thought.
2. Examine some of the major developments in the human relationship to nature in the West since 1500.
3. Identify some of the historical trends in energy use since 1500.
4. Identify some of the historical trends in pollution and other environmental issues since 1500.
5. Examine the present-day state of global environmental issues.
6. Discuss and analyze some of the various solutions proposed for energy and environmental problems today.