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21H.968J / STS.415J Nature, Environment, and Empire, Spring 2005

The Testudo Abingdonii, Galapagos Islands.

The Testudo Abingdonii, Galapagos Islands. (Image courtesy of The Writings of Charles Darwin on the Web.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features an extensive reading list.

Course Description

This course is an exploration of the relationship between the study of natural history, both domestic and exotic, by Europeans and Americans, and concrete exploitation of the natural world, focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Harriet Ritvo

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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