2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG-298 Literature and the Environment


NE ((Humans and the Natural Environment) and TA (Critical, Analytical Interpretation of Texts)
Any FYW.
Focus on works commonly considered major examples
of environmental writing and examine the
theoretical/critical considerations involved in
reading these works. Writers include: James
Fenimore Cooper, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir,
Mary Austin, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and
Barry Lopez will be read and discussed.
Theoretical problems such as the relation of
writing to lived experience and the justice of
emphasizing all life over human life will help
focus discussions. Class participation
demonstrating considered familiarity with assigned
reading will be required, as will written work
demonstrating thoughtful command of issues raised
by the course. 4



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