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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 283 - Amazon: A Cultural History

Cross-Listed as LATI 283  
This course traces depictions of the Amazon rainforest from the 16th century to the present with an emphasis on three central allegories - the Amazon as cultural crossroads; the Amazon as untapped economic resource; and the Amazon as a-historical paradise (or hell). Meets the post-1800 requirement, and can count towards “Colonization and Empire,” or “Environment,” or “Race and Indigeneity,” or “Latin American/Caribbean” fields.  Every other year. (4 Credits)