The Nature/Culture/History concentration allows students to explore the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world through time, using the perspectives and tools of the humanities (such as history, ethics, literature, or creative writing). Major aspects of study could include the effects of shifting cultural conceptions of nature on environmental change, how environments affect human communities, and how environments are shaped through cultural and historical change. By integrating different perspectives, students also consider the meanings and representations of “environment” in language and culture. The concentration advisors are Professor Farnham, Professor Savoy, and Professor Schwartz. Here is the course-list for the Nature, Culture, and History concentration.
Some recommended off-campus programs:
- School for Field Studies (SFS)
- MHC/Goucher Program in Globalization, Development, and Environment, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Other study abroad programs considered on a case by case basis.