Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

GLS 532 - Conservation and Culture

Instructor: Christopher Laursen

Credits: 3

A discussion of both contemporary and historical links between conservation and human cultures, with a focus on wildlife and other natural resources. Includes topics such as the Dust Bowl, attitudes toward predators, the founding of the Hudson Bay company, Smokey the Bear, Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, and the conservation ethics of Muir, Pinchot, and Leopold.

Updated: April 25, 2017