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ETHS 142
Ethnicity and Environment in California
Spring

This course emphasizes geographical human-environment interactions in studying the Golden State. Special consideration is given to relationships among natural resource use, economic development, ethnic/race relations, and environmental issues. Topics include physical environments and indigenous societies; the Spanish and Mexican periods; the U.S. takeover; gold and agribusiness; water politics; immigration, racism, and exclusion; urbanization and the environment; and popular social movements.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Déborah Berman Santana

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ETHS 047
ETHS 142 open only to environmental science and environmental studies majors.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Multicultural Perspectives,

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Last Updated: 6/23/17