ENVI 260 Fall 2016 The Whale

Cross Listed as ANTH260
Between the 1950s and 1970s, public attitudes toward whales and dolphins underwent a remarkable transformation. Once the target of a rapacious global industry, whales now (mostly) enjoy protection from commercial exploitation and occupy the position of global environmental icon. A key figure in the industrial revolution as well as in the emergence of environmental consciousness in North America, whales provide a touchstone for examining the environmental imaginations of diverse peoples and institutions across time and space. This course traces the history of the human-whale relationship from the eighteenth century onward in North America and concludes with an in-depth discussion of whales' current place in the law, culture, and politics of a globalizing world.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: several shorter writing assignments and a final project
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Prerequisites: ENVI 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Environmental Studies majors and concentrators
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives,ENVI Environmental Policy,ENVP PTL Theory/Method Courses,ENVP PE-B Group Electives,ENVP SC-B Group Electives
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 1725
ENVI 260 - 01 (F) SEM The Whale Division 2: Social Studies Les E. Beldo
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Class of '66 Env Ctr Room 104 1725
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