Nov 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 325 - Nature and Nation: Environment, Art, Ideology

3 Credits

This course examines the intersection of nature and nation-building in three periods: the early national period, 1950s cowboy culture, and present-day National Parks tourism. Students study the relationship of natural history to national culture, examining how empire and Enlightenment thinking come together to constitute nation-building as an imperial and Romantic art.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.