Online Synchronous; Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 pm -7:20 pm
Dr. Casey Huegel
This mixed lecture and discussion course examines the development of American environmentalism in the twentieth century. Our investigation will include the analysis of various efforts to shape government policies, from the conservation movement to the environmental justice movement and the sustainability movement.
The focus on politics and activism allows a greater understanding of how Americans have altered their environment and provides case studies for the examination of the American political system.
The primary goal of the course is to explore the complexity of modern environmentalism and its diverse sources and multiple consequences.
Students will participate in and assess a local environmental interest group.
This course is cross-listed with EVST 2023.