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Course Description

Few countries exist where human activities have exerted a greater influence in the shaping of the land than the Netherlands. With daily field excursions, students will learn about this country’s richly varied and historically layered cultural landscapes. Many of the excursions will focus on land reclamation, water management, and environmental preservation technologies which have been used over many centuries. These technologies are each an important part of understanding the complex interrelationships between society, technology and land. Students will also learn about Dutch society and culture via visits to museums, churches, and political institutions as well as readings and direct engagement with people of
this country.