The Environmental Imagination: Green Writing and Ecocriticism|
Spring 2012 not offered
|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.
Comments on weekly short responses will stress clarity, organization, and effectiveness.
Longer essays will focus on developing an argument.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
Texts may include:
Dillard, PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK
Hogan, SOLAR STORMS
Faulkner, GO DOWN, MOSES
Abbey, DESERT SOLITAIRE
Carson, SILENT SPRING
|Examination and Assignments: |
Frequent informal writing and two or three mid-length papers and a take-home final will be assigned.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |