Sustainability Choices in Maryland: Historical Perspectives


Department of History



A new I-Series course, Sustainability and History: the Maryland Experience, focuses on environmental problems related to agriculture, resources of the Chesapeake Bay, mining, industrialization, energy production, and water and air quality. A key component of this course is a research project that focuses on one of these sustainability-related problems in Maryland. The project will require students to gain a deeper understanding of the geographic and temporal settings of sustainability choices and challenges. The grant will assist with research-related expenses for 15 groups of students so that they can have an opportunity to research and learn in a way that goes beyond the typical campus experience.