ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Section: 001 Into the Wild: an Exploration of Mainstream Environmental Works
Term: WN 2011
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem, Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar is for all members of the human race, regardless of major. Here’s your chance to enjoy a diversity of unique and celebrated environmental essays, books, and films. But be sure, this isn’t your typical environmental literature course, as we’ll explore works frequently overlooked in academia. In our explorations, we’ll examine environmental themes related to three principal subjects: land, water (theme semester for Winter 2010), and denizens. The reading list will include some (though not necessarily all) of the following: The Monkey Wrench Gang (Abbey); The Lorax (Seuss); Last Chance to See (Adams); The Hungry Tide (Ghosh); Encounters with the Archdruid (McPhee); A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons (Sapolsky); Biophilia (Wilson); Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit (Quinn); There's a Hair In My Dirt (Larson); The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder (Quammen).

Films may include: Into the Wild, Manufactured Landscapes, Chinatown, Up the Yangtze, Wall-E, Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance.

Requirements include active participation in class, a journal, quizzes, a take-home midterm, and a research paper.

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
18104
Open
1
4Y1
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
18109
Open
6
7Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
24181
Open
11
12LSA Hnrs Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0061129763
The monkey wrench gang, Author: Edward Abbey., Publisher: HarperPerennial 1st ed. 1975
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0007173113
The Lorax, Author: by Dr. Seuss., Publisher: Collins Revised ed 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0345371984
Last chance to see, Author: Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine., Publisher: Ballantine Books 1st Ballan 1992
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0060932740
There's a hair in my dirt! : a worm's story, Author: Gary Larson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson., Publisher: HarperPerennial 1st Harper 1999
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0743200322
The boilerplate rhino : nature in the eye of the beholder, Author: David Quammen., Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1st Scribn 2001
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0743202414
A primate's memoir, Author: Robert M. Sapolsky., Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1st Touchs 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 155963216X
In search of nature, Author: Edward O. Wilson, Publisher: Island Press 1996
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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