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An Environmental History of the World (The Anthropocene)

In this 8-week course, students learn about ecology and the human transformations of the biosphere, from ancient times to the present, finding insights for ecological sustainability today
Professor Dave, PhD
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Completed by 9 learners
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$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

I have a Master of Science (MS) in environmental policy from Florida International University and PhD in Religious Studies (with a focus on environmental ethics) from McGill University.  

I taught environmental history to undergraduate and graduate students at McGill for over a decade in courses such as ENVR 203 - Knowledge, Ethics, and the Environment, and ENVR 400 - Environmental Thought, and NRSC 512 - Water: Ethics, Law and Policy.   

These very texts (see sources) used for those university courses have been adapted for High School age learners.  
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Ponting, Clive.  2007.  A New Green History of the World.  New York: Penguin Books.  

McNeill, J.R.  2001.  Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History Of The Twentieth Century World.  WW Norton.

Diamond, Jared.  2011.  Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition.  Penguin Books.  

Sen, Amartya.  1999.  Development as Freedom.   Anchor Books.

Nikiforuk, Andrew.  2012.  The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude.  Greystone Books.  

Suzuki, David.  2022.  The Sacred Balance, 25th anniversary edition: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature.  Greystone Books.

Suzuki, David and Holly Dressel.  2010.  More Good News: Real Solutions to the Global Eco-Crisis.  Greystone Books.  


Professor Dave, PhD
Lives in Canada
College Prep in Philosophy and Religious Studies
69 total reviews
138 completed classes

About Me

Hello !

I am a professor of philosophy, ecology, and religious studies, and I will be offering classes to help students make that sometimes difficult transition to college and university.  

So often I see 1st year undergraduate students struggle... 
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