HIST 65100: American Environmental History

This course will explore topics including: Rise of National Parks, Chicago Sanitation Movement, 1871 Peshtigo Fire, 1889 Johnstown Flood, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Dust Bowl, Oil Shock of 1973, and Love Canal/Superfund. What lessons have we learned, or not? Are we better prepared today than we were yesterday for ‘natural’ disasters? Participants will choose 16 topics/modules (2 modules a week over the course of 8 weeks) that are most pertinent to the classes you teach or your personal interests.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Fall I course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Fall I and Fall II.

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Purdue University Northwest

Instructor: Professor Wendy St. Jean

Graduate Credits: 3

Semester: Fall 2022 – Fall I

Dates: 8/22/22 – 10/15/22

Format: Online Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

Graduate Certificate Available: No

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