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Cavert, Will

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2011
Office
JRC 415
Phone
651-962-5738
Mail
JRC 432
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Dr. Cavert is a historian of Britain during the early modern period, c. 1500-1800, with research interests in urban and environmental history. He is the author of The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City, published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press, as well as studies in The Journal of British StudiesUrban History, and The Global Environment. He joins us from The University of Cambridge where he was a post-doctoral fellow at Clare College, having taken a Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2011 and an M.A. at Loyola University Chicago. Before that he completed his undergraduate studies at Carleton College, and is a native Minnesotan. He teaches classes on The Modern World Since 1550 (HIST 112), British social and political history, economic history, the history of science, and the history of environmentalism and natural disasters.   

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 112 - L01 Hist Mod World Since 1550 M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

20344 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William M. Cavert

The Modern World Since 1550 surveys the sixteenth century European foundation and expansion throughout the world down to the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the resulting breakthroughs in communication and cultural exchanges between Western civilization and the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an interdependent global civilization. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 112 - L02 Hist Mod World Since 1550 M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

20345 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William M. Cavert

The Modern World Since 1550 surveys the sixteenth century European foundation and expansion throughout the world down to the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the resulting breakthroughs in communication and cultural exchanges between Western civilization and the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an interdependent global civilization. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 298 - 01 Topics: Hist of Envir Thought M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 205

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

21253 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William M. Cavert

We live in an era of unprecedented concern for environmental dangers and disasters, but ideas and beliefs about human relationships with nature are nothing new. This course begins with ancient texts and concludes in the present, asking along the way how people - from philosophers to the illiterate, scientists to laypeople - have understood their environments. Key themes include the legacies of ancient medical and religious traditions, responses to urbanization and resource scarcity in Renaissance Europe, native American interpretations of nature, and the challenges of modern industrial society. We will consider influential environmentalists such as John Muir and Rachel Carson as well as others who fit less comfortably into that tradition including government planners and legislators, business leaders and economists, consumers and novelists. The course will conclude with an examination of environmentalism in action in students' own communities.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 112 - L01 Hist Mod World Since 1550 M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40802 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William M. Cavert

The Modern World Since 1550 surveys the sixteenth century European foundation and expansion throughout the world down to the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the resulting breakthroughs in communication and cultural exchanges between Western civilization and the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an interdependent global civilization. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 112 - L02 Hist Mod World Since 1550 M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41488 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William M. Cavert

The Modern World Since 1550 surveys the sixteenth century European foundation and expansion throughout the world down to the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the resulting breakthroughs in communication and cultural exchanges between Western civilization and the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an interdependent global civilization. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 222 - 01 Early Modern Europe: 1450-1750 M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42598 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William M. Cavert

Political, religious, and cultural development of the early modern Europe: Late Renaissance; Religious Reformations; Age of Discovery and the rise of the Atlantic Economy; State building in Early Modern Europe; the New Science.

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