ENVI 378 Fall 2012 Nature/Writing

Cross Listed as ENGL378
What do we mean by "nature"? How do we understand the relationships between "nature" and "culture"? In this course we will examine how various American writers have attempted to render conceptions of "nature" in literary form. We will compare treatments of various kinds of natural environments and trace the philosophical and stylistic traditions within the nature writing genre. The authors to be considered include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, William Faulkner, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, Ursula LeGuin, and Wendell Berry.
Class Format: discussion/seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: two 10-page papers, regular class attendance, and participation in discussions
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Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, or a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement examination in English Literature or a 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate
Enrollment Preference: English majors and Environmental Studies concentrators
Department Notes: meets post-1900 requirement in English major only if registration is under ENGL
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1622
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
ENVI378-01(F) SEM Nature/Writing Division 1: Languages and the Arts David L. Smith
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Hollander 241 1622
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