(updated: 2 May 2000)
changes are in bold
|Week||Topic||Readings||Optional Readings*||Assignments Due|
27 & 29 Mar
|Intro: Paleolithic to Mesopotamia
|Perlin, Forest Journey, -68
Wessels, Reading the Forested Landscape, 11-39
|Langston, "People and Nature" (E)||Open UW email account & email me your address
Read E-Reserves "help" documentation.
Start thinking of topic
3 & 5 April
|Greece and Rome
Library Resources: Wed: 9:00 AM at UWT library
|Hughes, Pan's Travail, 1-43 (E pt 1)
Omer C. Stewart, "Man's Use of Fire" (E)
Meiggs, Trees and Timber, 13-48 (E)
A to Z, 459-482.
|Meiggs, Trees and Timber, 49-188 (E)
Thirgood, Man and the Mediterranean Forest, 1-84 (E)
Finding Sources and Checking Facts;
start on 2 perfect citations in CMS format
10 & 12 April
|Ancient World continued
|Hughes, Pan's Travail, 73-90, 213-216; (E pt 3)
Plato, Critias excerpt (handout)
Darby, "Clearing of the Woodland" (postponed)
Wessels, Reading the Forested Landscape, 41-61
|Meiggs, 188-?? (E)||2 citations from your bibliography in perfect CMS format
essay 1: (due Wed.)
17 &19 April
|Mon. 9:00 AM Sharp:
Meet at Northwest Room at Tacoma Public Library
Wed. Middle Ages
L. White, "Historical Roots" (E)
Totman, "Forest Products Trade in Pre-Industrial Japan" (postponed)
|Bechman, Trees and Man, 140-187 (E)
Outwater, Water, 3-34
Verify or disprove one of L. White's assertions using evidence from Hughes, Darby, Wessels, or Perlin.
Cite your sources using CMS.
24 & 26 April
|Mon. "New" Worlds
Wed: Field Trip to McLane Creek Nature Trail (click for map)
Evelyn, Sylva (1664) (E)
|Outwater, Water, 35-54 (E)
Evelyn, Fumifugium (E)
Cronon, Changes in the Land, ?? (E)
Chose and then analyze short passage from Evelyn, Sylva or Evelyn, Fumifugium (E)
1 & 3 May
Langston, Forest Dreams -42
|Cronon, "The Wealth of Nature: Lumber," 148-206 in Nature's
Tucker, Global Deforestation, (E)
|essay 4: Either:
a.) analyze a news story of your choice from a historical perspective
b.) analyze a forested (currently or formerly) landscape using Wessels's methods. You may work in teams.
c.) or essay 3 above
8 & 10 May
Wed: Field Trip to Puget Creek. Meet at Ruston Way entrance 8:30 AM sharp
R. White, Land Use, 77-112 (E)
Ficken, Forested Land, 1-18
|Ficken, 19-104 (E)
Kruckeberg, Natural History of Puget Sound Country, 117-193
|essay 5: passage from Marsh, Man and Nature or annotated bibliography on disk and printed modeled on entries in AHA Guide in UWT library ref. section|
15 & 17 May
|PNW present||Langston, 157-245
|Safina, Song for a Blue Ocean, 137-181 (E)
Ficken, 104-209 (E)
|1. Bring list of discussion point for Langston.
2. Where do Langston and Wessels overlap, how do they treat similar subjects differently?
22 & 24 May
|Wessels, 151-165||Maser, "Seen and Unseen"
31 May (no class on 29 May)
|Gadgil, Ecology and Equity,
Kohm, Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century,
|Take-home essay due
Research paper due at beginning of class 31 May.
*Optional Readings are recommended for those students
wishing to distinguish themselves by doing additional work.
The readings above will be supplemented by numerous, short handouts, usually of primary sources.
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