ENVS 45 Colonialism, Development and the Environment in Africa and Asia
This course examines the environmental history of Africa and Asia, focusing on the period of European colonialism and its aftermath. Topics include deforestation and desertification under colonial rule; imperialism and conservation; the consequences of environmental change for rural Africans and Asians; irrigation, big dams and transformations in water landscapes; the development of national parks and their impact on wildlife and humans; the environmentalism of the poor; urbanization and pollution; and global climate change in Africa and Asia. Open to all classes.
Cross Listed Courses
, AAAS 50
Distributive and/or World Culture
Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:NW