ENVIRON 377 - Literature and the Environment
Section: 711 Great Lakes Literature
Term: SU 2008
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Consent:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets at the Biological Station, June 21 to August 16, 2008.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Combining discussion of some classic examples of nature writing from this region (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) with significant attempts by students to write essays and personal narratives about their experiences with the natural world, this course takes advantage of the resources of the Biological Station—habitat, trails and lake—to stimulate more impressionistic responses. Recognizing that students at UMBS are involved in research and genuine scientific inquiry, the course combines that work with a medium designed for an intelligent but uninitiated reader. The reading list includes A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway, and other books. Students keep a journal that includes their reading response, their essay ideas, and observation exercises. Four shorter papers of observation, description, and narration, and one 10-page paper that incorporates personal experience, observation of the natural world, and research (either from the field or from the library) is required.

ENVIRON 377 - Literature and the Environment
Schedule Listing
711 (LEC)
P
72444
Open
25
 
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TuF 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Note: OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MI.
721 (LEC)
P
72468
Open
38
 
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TBA
Note: FIELD COURSE TAUGHT IN JACKSON HOLE, WY. FOR ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT campdavis@umich.edu.
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