Race-ing the Environment: Historical Appraoches to Race and Environmental History

First-Year Seminar Program 127

Usual Description

In this first year seminar, we will explore American environmental history and issues from a perspective that foregrounds questions of race. Topics the course will cover include: the ways in which European colonialism changed the American landscape; the construction of the idea of ‘wilderness’ and the founding of National Parks; different racial groups’ cultural beliefs about, and approaches towards, the natural world; whiteness in the mainstream environmental movement; and environmental racism and the environmental justice movement.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 127
First-Year Seminar Program 127 Taught by Renee Romano
First-Year Seminar Program 127 Taught by Renee Romano
First-Year Seminar Program 127 Taught by Renee Romano