University of Vermont

Using historic photographs

we can glimpse the past, seeing Vermont as it was. But the landscapes we see today have not always looked the same. Otter Creek, Middlebury, Vermont - 1927 flood

Changing Face of Vermont Landscapes

Winter and Spring Quarter, on-line course
Course number: 14352, Professor Paul Bierman

Vermont prides itself on its breathtaking natural landscapes: for more than one hundred years, tourists have flocked here to see these landscapes, residents enjoyed small-town and rural lifestyles, and students of all ages learn by experiencing the Vermont landscape. The landscapes captured in historic images can help us understand change in Vermont and inform contemporary decisions about land use and its impacts on the environment. This on-line course will provide you with the tools to understand landscapes through the analysis of historic images. Although the course will be almost entirely on-line, there will be the opportunity for students and faculty to exchange ideas through email and web-based interactions.


  • description of image Class syllabus.html
    Here you will find our class syllabus that lays out what the class is about as well as the learning goals.

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    Here you will find a schedule of our readings and assingments.
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    Landscape Change Program website

    Here you will find the landscape change web page on which this class is based.

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