ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Section: 721 History and Literature of the Rocky Mountains
Term: SU 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Taught onsite at the University of Michigan’s Camp Davis Geology field station south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this course will examine a range of human experiences and expressions of place, centered on the area of Jackson Hole, but extending in conceptual terms across the central and northern Rocky Mountain region and, from there, to the American West as a whole. Taking environment as a key focus, the course will consider the role of geology and ecology in the area’s history, examining human and non-human landscapes from the first inhabitants to contemporary debates surrounding development, recreation, and management. At the same time, we will explore human expressions of place, as found in art, literature, and landscape. The course is explicitly inter- and multi-disciplinary, drawing on the methods and knowledge found in the fields of History, Literary Studies, Geography, Geology, and Ecology. The course will function experientially, as a “seminar-on-the-move,” with a number of hikes, trips, and tours to local places.

Evaluation will be based on two short papers, class discussion, and journals. Course materials will include a range of collected articles and chapters and one short novel.

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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