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HIST 490A Seminar for Majors in History - PWR & ENVIR NA

Selected problems in the theory and practice of historical work. Check with the department for course offerings. Restricted to fourth year students majoring in History or in the History and Philosophy of Science. Also open to History Honours students.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
HIST 490A 201Seminar2 Wed13:0015:00

(HIST 490 is intended for History majors, History honours students, and students majoring in the history and philosophy of science, but students from other departments may register if they obtain the instructor's permission.)

In 2020W, the topic for HIST 490A, 201 is Power and the Environment in Postwar North America.This seminar examines how the environment has factored into North American power struggles and social movements during the postwar era. Topics covered include labour union activism, the emergence of different forms of environmentalism, the history of environmental racism along with the subsequent rise of the environmental justice movement, and finally the intertwined roots of Indigenous rights and anti-colonial land defence. The course is transnational, exploring the histories of both Canada and the United States, as well as the ways these nations (including the Indigenous nations they occupy) and their inhabitants have interacted across borders over the last century.

The instructor for HIST 490A 201 is Henry John,