"History & Politics of Natural Resources in the 20c" - Research Seminar
- Alice Autumn Weinreb - 847/491-7444 - Harris Hall Room 233
- University Hall 118 - Mo 3:00PM - 5:50PM
- This seminar is intended to follow up on my lecture courses on "Food, Hunger and Power," but is open to all students who are interested. It is recommended that all students have some background in modern history and/or in environmental history. We will examine the history of the twentieth century through analyzing tensions and conflicts over natural resources. At a time when we are increasingly aware of the limited resources available to us, this course will offer historical context for the changing ways in which people in the modern world have dealt with and been affected by such limited resources. This course will begin with a general introduction to environmental history. We will then analyze in detail several case studies organized around the core issues of land, food, and energy.
- Some background in Modern and/or Environmental history would be useful. The class is designed as a seminar to take following my lecture course 300-30 (Food Hunger and Power in Global Perspective) or earlier related lecture courses on "Food Hunger and Power in Europe."
- Students should enroll in either 392 or 395 depending upon which evaluation criteria should apply.
For the 392: Discussion/Participation, Student Presentation, several short response papers, one long review essay
For the 395: Discussion/Participation, Student Presentation, Final Paper based on original research of 15-20 pgs
- REQUIRED READING LIST:
David Chang, The Color of the Land (University of North Carolina Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0807871065)
Matthew Connelly, Fatal Misconception ( Balknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0674034600)
John Soluri, Banana Cultures (University of Texas Press, 200, ISBN 978-0292712560)
Nick Cullather, The Hungry World (Harvard University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0674050785)
Michael Watts, Curse of the Black Gold (Powerhouse Books, 2010, ISBN 978-1576875476)
Gabrielle Hecht, The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II (MIT Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0262582810)
RECOMMENDED READING LIST:
J. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (W.W. Norton, 2001, ISBN 978-0393321838)
- J. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (W.W. Norton, 2001, ISBN 978-0393321838) RECOMMENDED
- AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Any
No P/N option (ANC grading only).
Attendance at the first class is mandatory (applicable to enrolled, waitlisted and all potential students).
No freshman enrollment in 395.
- Attendance at 1st class mandatory
No P/N option for this section
- Enrollment Requirements: Freshmen may not register for this course.
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