UMass Boston


This Land is Your Land


History on Nantucket 


This Land is Your Land (HIST 276)


This Land is Your Land: A Survey of American Environmental History


This course meets the US Diversity and Humanities distribution. 


This class studies how people have used and changed the North American environment from the colonial era to the present through the local lens of Cape Cod and the islands, particularly Nantucket. Through discussion exams, and essays, students will master historical material and build skills in document analysis and written argument. This class does not require a background in history. Science majors and first-year students welcome.


Instructor: Roberta Wollons, Professor of History, UMass Boston.  Professor Wollons' research specializations are in American Progressive Era history, women's history, and the history of education. Before coming to UMass Boston in 2006, Professor Wollons taught at Doshisha University (Kyoto), Indian University Northwest, University of Maryland, Case Western Reserve University, and Tohoku University (Sendai). She has held fellowships at the Charles Warren Center (Harvard University) and the National University of Singapore. 


Credit: 3
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.


Schedule The program will run on Nantucket starting Sunday June 18th through Friday June 30th, 2023.


The fee for this course covers: instruction and housing on Nantucket. It does not cover meals or transportation to and from Nantucket.

With housing: $2,330.00 (includes housing, fees and tuition*) 
Without housing: $1,940.00 (includes fees and tuition* only not housing) 

The deadline to submit the application to apply to take the course is May 1st, 2023. 


To apply click here to fill out an application to take the course.


Scholarships available:


Click here to learn about and apply for Battle funds.


Click here to learn about and apply for Beacon Student Success Funds 


For more Information

Contact Roberta Wollons


or Elizabeth Boyle