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The Environmental Imagination: Green Writing and Ecocriticism

ENGL 112
Fall 2006 not offered
Certificates: Environmental Studies

The new discipline of ecocriticism affirms the inescapable thereness of the natural world while exploring the way we use our imaginations to understand it. We begin this course by applying ecocritical insights to paintings and we end by examining ¿environmental¿ websites. In between we read poets, nature writers, scientists, novelists, and activists, seeking to understand the natural world as an inspiration and a responsibility and to balance the demands of activism with the joys of aesthetic appreciation. Attention will be paid to critical writing, and there¿s a chance for some creative writing as well.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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