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Course Listing for AMERICAN STUDIES - Fall 2024 (ALL: 09/03/2024 - 12/18/2024)
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3155 AMST-209-01 African-American History 1.00 LEC Miller,Channon S. TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: HIST-209-01
  The experiences of African-Americans from the 17th century to the present with particular emphasis on life in slavery and in the 20th-century urban North.
3314 AMST-219-02 Planet Earth 1.00 LEC Wickman,Thomas M. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ENVS Cross-listing: HIST-219-02
  NOTE: 6 seats reserved for first-years, 8 seats for sophomores, 6 seats for juniors across HIST and AMST.
  This course explores the effect of the natural world on human history and of humans on the natural world. Our focus is on the earth as a global system. We begin with a consideration of human and natural histories in deep time, well before the written record, and offer an argument for why those histories matter. We then examine how the historical past can be understood in the context of these planetary themes, reframing familiar events in ancient and modern history by highlighting major natural changes that accompanied them, such as the redistribution of plants and animals, the fluctuation of climate, and the development of planet-altering technologies. The course culminates in a consideration of the future planetary conditions that past and present actions may cause.