ENVIRON 304 - Topics in Culture and Environment
Section: 001 Writing and Environment
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to a range of modes of environmental writing, both textual and visual. In the process of reading, discussing, and practicing different kinds of environmental writing, students will develop a variety of writing skills, in addition to an appreciation of writing as an important form of environmental action. ENGLISH 328 is suitable for anyone interested in nature and the environment, including both science and non-science concentrators. We will begin by “reading” a range of environmental writing including essays, haikus, advertisements, and films. Students will then engage in a range of writing practices designed to cultivate a strong sense of the importance of writing as a form of environmental action, and to assist students in developing their own writing voices.

Some class time will be spent outdoors in nature. In general, the course emphasizes three related activities:

  1. reading and analyzing well-crafted works across a range of genres;
  2. practicing writing by experimenting with different styles, techniques, genres, voices, audiences, etc.; and
  3. reflecting on the writing process, itself.

Course grade is based on: four revised essays (3-7 pages); haikus; analysis and creation of visual rhetoric; and a writer’s log in which students record thoughts and experiences as a writer.

ENVIRON 304 - Topics in Culture and Environment
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 039393361X
They say / I say : the moves that matter in academic writing, Author: Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 2nd ed. 2010
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