ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Section: 711 Literature of the Great Lakes and Environmental Writing
Term: SU 2009
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets at the Biological Station in Pellston, MI, June 20 through August 15, 2009.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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.

ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
711 (LEC)
TuF 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Note: Registration through UMBS at: 763-4461, 2014 Nat Sci
721 (LEC)
Note: There is a course fee required prior to enrollment in this course. For enrollment and registration information please contact campdavis@umich.edu
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