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Knowing Their Place: Two Centuries of Women Generating Wonder in the Natural World
ENVS 272
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 272, WRCT 272

This seminar will examine the intersection of natural science, women's history, and poetic prose through the writings of Rachel Carson, author of the groundbreaking environmental manifesto Silent Spring, and the women who both preceded and succeeded her. What does it mean to know a landscape or an ecosystem intimately? How does a sense of place become political? How does gender affect perspective on the natural world and environmental stewardship? In addition to Carson, we will read authors including Susan Fenimore Cooper, Mary Treat, Anna Botsford Comstock, Terry Tempest Williams, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Camille Dungy, and Margaret Renkl. Writing assignments will include both textual analysis and personal nature writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ENVS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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