History 2615: Asian Environments (Graduate Seminar in General Education)





S. Amrith/A. Ghosh/I. Miller

This course will use the history of Asia, the world's most populous and economically dynamic region, to illuminate the most urgent environmental issues of our time. We will buid a curriculum based on crucial episodes and sites in Asia's environmental past: moments of political and moral crisis or choice; places and encounters that continue to shape our present and future. Note: The seminar will design and develop a General Education course on these themes for undergraduates. A key aim of the graduate seminar will be to identify and develop a series of virtual "site visits" that will allow undergraduate students to engage, intellectually and imaginatively, with Asia's environmental history. Students from all areas and disciplines welcome.