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Thomas J. Miles : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago
LAWS 95902
Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2015
Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago
LAWS 95902
Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2016
Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago
LAWS 95902
Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2016
Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles