ENVIRON 465 - Interdisciplinary Environmental Topics
Winter 2023, Section 003 - Sustainable Sites and Historical Precedents
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.


Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one environmentally related course prior to this class.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Undergrad and Grad
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.


This course will examine the relationship of humans, their surroundings, and the ways in which the landscape has been manipulated over time to support, inspire, protect, and provide for the cultures, communities, and civilizations that have occupied it over time. Using the landscape and the evolution of landscape manipulation/design/architecture as a guide, we will examine prominent sites from all over the world, taking a unique approach to historical understanding. Unlike many traditional Landscape History courses, we will incorporate conversations regarding sustainability, culture, and environmental response to place and circumstance, and then look backward from today, examining precedent-setting landscapes that came before, teasing a thread from present to past that links the sustainable places of today back to the sites and ideas that contributed to their ultimate form. For each of the places discussed, lessons to be drawn that can be adapted/applied to today’s challenges will be a constant topic of conversation.

Intended Audience:

SEAS MLA and MS graduate students as well as PitE senior majors/minors (or other similar major/minor)


ENVIRON 465 - Interdisciplinary Environmental Topics
Schedule Listing
003 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 9:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for ENVIRON 465.003

View/Buy Textbooks


Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ENVIRON 465 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)