HIST 797 (02) - Colloquium


Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53250
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Marion Dorsey

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 R 2:10pm - 5:00pm HORT 422
Additional Course Details: 

Humans VS Nature

Medicine, Science, and the Environment in Modern War

War is usually seen as a human vs human contest, but armed conflicts are more than battles, and even more than rationing, speeches, propaganda, and memorials. War is also a struggle between people and nature as humans work to adapt, conquer, or combat nature to fight war successfully. Sometimes there are benefits that last beyond the war, such as vaccines or weather forecasting. Sometimes there are costs that linger, such as radiation and scarred landscapes. How and why do humans incorporate, conquer, ignore, or abuse nature as they fight wars? By studying examples from the fields of medicine, science, and the environment around the world on homefronts and battlefronts, we will see major conflicts of the twentieth century as struggles that involves humans and nature, not just people themselves. 


You will be asked to purchase some books, but the majority of the reading will be available through the library.