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The Environmental Imagination: Green Writing and Ecocriticism

ENGL 112
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 124
Certificates: Environmental Studies

This course explores different ways of thinking and writing about the natural world and our relations with it. What are the implications of biblical, Darwinian, and deep ecological worldviews for humans' relations with the environment? How do science and religion, wonder and anger, art and advocacy contribute to effective environmental writing? Drawing on classic American texts from Ralph Waldo Emerson to the latest issue of the environmental magazine Orion, and practicing writing in different modes, we seek answers to these questions and more.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Comments on weekly short responses will stress clarity, organization, and effectiveness.
Longer essays will focus on developing an argument.
There will also be the chance to write in different modes, from the creative to the polemical.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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