Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Karl W. Butzer


ProfessorD.Sc., Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Raymond C. Dickson Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts, Department of Geography & the Environment
Karl W. Butzer

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Interests


Geoarchaeology and environmental history; indigenous maps; architecture; enculturation in Colonial Mexico

Courses


GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

36803 • Spring 2015
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM CLA 3.710

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

37900 • Spring 2014
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM CLA 3.710

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 390C • Landscape, Meaning, & Society

37963 • Fall 2013
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM CLA 3.710

GRG 390C LANDSCAPE, MEANING, & SOCIETY

The creation, transformation, and meaning of landscapes within different societies through time. Iconographical analysis of the built environment; impress of belief and ideology on landscape; analysis of nationalistic and authoritarian landscapes; problems of defining and mapping ethnicity; civilizational process and behavior; institutional vandalism, place annihilation, and the destruction and effacement of landscape symbols; cultural and geographical foundations and unintended consequences of global economic integration.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

GRG 390K • Issues In Geography

37520 • Fall 2012
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Examines the history, philosophy, and ontology of geography, including its various subfields.
Required of all first-year graduate students in geography.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geography, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.
 

 

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

37460 • Spring 2012
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 390K • Issues In Geography

37490 • Fall 2011
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Examines the history, philosophy, and ontology of geography, including its various subfields.
Required of all first-year graduate students in geography.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geography, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.
 

 

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

37680 • Spring 2011
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 390C • Landscape, Meaning, & Society

37285 • Fall 2010
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

The creation, transformation, and meaning of landscapes within different societies through time. Iconographical analysis of the built environment; impress of belief and ideology on landscape; analysis of nationalistic and authoritarian landscapes; problems of defining and mapping ethnicity; civilizational process and behavior; institutional vandalism, place annihilation, and the destruction and effacement of landscape symbols; cultural and geographical foundations and unintended consequences of global economic integration.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

37525 • Spring 2010
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

37923 • Spring 2008
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

37247 • Spring 2007
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

36280 • Spring 2006
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

34830 • Spring 2005
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeol And Envir History

33630 • Spring 2004
Meets F 12:00PM-3:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeology

34395 • Fall 2001
Meets W 7:00PM-10:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

LAS 999R • Dissertation

36555 • Spring 2001

Prerequisite: Latin American Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class.

GRG 382K • Geo-Archaeology

34075 • Fall 2000
Meets W 7:00PM-10:00PM GRG 408

Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K.

This interdisciplinary course addresses the principles and applications of Environmental History, directly linking contemporary issues of land degradation and ecological change to archaeological themes such as settlement and land-use histories. Geoarchaeology and related biological investigations allow empirical testing of popular hypotheses about the environmental impact of pastoralism and different agricultural systems, based on the principle that "historical monitoring" is essential to understanding processes and their consequences. Regional examples with different time-frames are critically examined from the Mediterranean Basin, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and Australia. These illustrate the potential of both archaeology and environmental history to re- evaluate neo-ecological assumptions about ecological transformation, degradation and sustainability.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SAME AS ANT 382N.

LAS W397R • Secondary Report

85720 • Summer 2000

Preparation of a report to be counted toward the requirement for the master's degree under the report option.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class.

GRG 356 • Hist Geog Of Colonial Mexico

32977 • Spring 2000
Meets W 7:00PM-10:00PM GRG 408

Please check back for updates.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

LAS 999R • Dissertation

36235 • Spring 2000

Prerequisite: Latin American Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class.

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