A survey of the interaction between humans and the natural world in the United States since colonial times. Students are introduced to major themes, events, scholars, and methodologies in American environmental history. Topics, arranged chronologically and thematically, include the conquest and settlement of the future United States, industrialization, the U.S. conservation and environmental movements, and the place of nature and environmentalism in post-World War II American culture. Prerequisite: HIST*162 or HIST*163, or permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: CL, HE.