What is Environmental Humanities?

Photographer: Muzi Ntsaluba

Environmental Humanities is an interdisciplinary area of research that connects various areas of the humanities, bridging traditional divides between the environmental sciences and the humanities, as well as between multiple ways of relating to the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Environmental Humanities deepens our assessment of the economic, political and ideological pressures that produce the distinctive ways Westerners and non-Westerners relate to the natural world.

Our course engages the transdisciplinary field of environmental humanities with special attention given to Native American, African American, LatinX, and Caribbean expressions of environmental themes and topics.  The class will showcase films, poetry, art, architecture, cultural productions that are drawing thematically from larger social interest in health, environmental justice and environmental intersectionality.


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