S2: Global Environmental History S2:世界環境史

Course Description

This course seeks to introduce students to the study of history through an examination of the different and changing ways humans have defined their relationship with the natural environment.

地球史的な観点から世界における環境の歴史について考察する。

Contents of Lectures 17Lectures / 7 Videos

Dec 07 Introduction: What is Environmental History

Dec 10 Do Rocks Have History? The History of the Tama River

Dec 14 Do Wolves Have History? The Lost Wolves of Japan

Dec 17 The Environment in the News: Discussion Class

Dec 21 No Class Have a Merry Christmas Holidays

Jan 07 The Agrarian Revolution (Rice and Japanese Culture)

Jan 11 Holiday

Jan 14 Ecological Imperialism

Jan 18 The Origins of the Industrial Revolution

Jan 21 The Origins of Pollution

Jan 25 Tanaka Shozo and the Ashio Copper Mine

Jan 28 Living in Tokyo, the World Largest City

Feb 01 What’s the Connection between Minamata and Fukushima?

Feb 04 New Ideas, New Technologies, New Affluence

Feb 08 Re-Viewing Al Gore’s 2006 “An Inconvenient Truth”

Feb 11 Bicycles and Pollution

Feb 15 Dealing with the Consequences of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and Radiation Disaster

Feb 18 Japan and the Global Environment: Is Japan Doing Enough?

Feb 22 Lessons from 3/11: Are We Learning from History?

Instructor: STEELE‚ M. William | Language of Instruction: E

Course ID: GES033 | Course Schedule: 4*/M, 4*/TH | Update: 2019.06.21

Fields of Relation: History 歴史学 Category: General Education