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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HST 290 People and Environment in Latin America

3 Credit(s) HP PGR
Environmental history looks at the relationships between humans and the natural environment over time. This course looks at people and environment in Latin America over the past 500 years, from indigenous societies through conquest and colonial rule, independence, export-led growth, import-substitution industrialization, and the new extractivism. We will look at mining, agriculture, and industry, at production and consumption, and at Latin America’s relationships with the United States and the rest of the world in terms of people, their work, and the environment. Three lecture hours per week.