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HIST101ACPO - Dark Ecologies

When Offered: Offered alternate years; next offered fall 2020.
Instructor(s): A. Khazeni
Credit: 1

An exploration of ecological histories in the era of the Anthropocene, the geological time period over the last 200 years when human societies have altered the Earth’s processes and been the primary cause of planetary change. Beginning with the notion that ecological life on Earth is entangled and ‘dark,’ not pristine and ‘green’ nature, the course examines the mesh that interconnects environment and society in the Anthropocene. Topics range from the impact of modern science and transformations on global environments, ecological thought and perceptions, climate change, biological exchanges, and the ruins and landscapes left in their aftermaths. Readings include works by Timothy Moreton, Anna Tsing, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Amitav Ghosh, Anne Stoler, Timothy Mitchell, and a film noir series. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3



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