CHID 250 A: Special Topics: Introduction to the History of Ideas

Winter 2022
Meeting:
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm / MGH 288
SLN:
12444
Section Type:
Seminar
Instructor:
"BLACK SEA ECOLOGIES: POLITICS, CULTURE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN POST-SOVIET SPACE" THE BLACK SEA REGION STANDS AT THE CROSSROADS OF CULTURES, CONTINENTS, EMPIRES, AND TIME. POLITICALLY TURBULENT, RICH IN OIL AND PIPELINES, THE AREA FACES CHALLENGES OF ALIGNING WITH IDEAS THAT CARE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, AS THEY PURSUE THE CAPITALIST PHASE THEY ASPIRED TO DURING THE SOVIET YEARS. IN THIS COURSE, WE WILL EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS, CULTURE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THIS COLONIZED SPACE: WHERE DO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES FIGURE IN STRUGGLING DEMOCRACIES? WHAT ARE ACTIVISTS ABLE TO DO UNDER AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES? WHAT DO INDIGENOUS FOLK TRADITIONS HAVE TO TEACH ABOUT THE POLITICS OF CARING FOR OUR ENDANGERED PLANET? GE REQS: W, I&S
Catalog Description:
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Writing (W)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
July 19, 2024 - 4:30 pm