Fall 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies|
The United States has often been called "nature's nation." This course will explore some of the ways in which American writers have depicted relations between their fellow citizens and the natural world. Paying special attention to depictions of nature and place, farming, and back-to-the-land movements, we will raise questions about national identity and values, rural ideology, utopianism, and the foundations of the environmental movement.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENVS)
Essays by Leo Marx, Annette Kolodny, William Cronon.
Selections from Jefferson, Douglass, Crevecoeur, Boone, Emerson, Thoreau.
Stories, novels, and essays by Willa Cather, Jane Smiley, Jon Krakauer, Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Frequent short papers and a final research project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the English Departments research seminar requirement for senior thesis writers.
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