ENVIRON 377 - Literature and the Environment
Section: 001 Environmental Imagination in American Literature and History
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
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This class satisfies the American Literature requirement for English concentrators.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will examine a series of interrelated questions about how we imagine and live with wild nature in America, including evolving cultural attitudes toward wildness and "wilderness"; the work of managing wildness (as in Yellowstone National Park); efforts to preserve or restore wild nature; understandings of place; and the porousness of boundaries between nature and culture. Texts will include selections from Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and contemporary nature writers; Gary Snyder's The Practice of the Wild and selected poems; poetry by Mary Oliver; James Welch's evocation of Plains Indian life in his historical novel Fool's Crow; Terry Tempest Williams's Refuge; and T.C. Boyle's futuristic A Friend of the Earth. Assignments will involve a combination of paper and journal writing and a final examination.

ENVIRON 377 - Literature and the Environment
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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