Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4835 BALTHAZOR, RONALD T R 11:00 AM 0074

Description

American Environmental Literature

This course will explore conceptions of nature--and the social, biological, and climatological implications-- through examination of literature with an emphasis on sustainability.

Assignments

Two critical essays/class presentations, a midterm, and a portfolio; various short writing assignments.

Attendance

Regular attendance is expected and poor attendance will adversely affect your grade.

Material

Bartram, selections from The Travels of William Bartram

Thoreau, Walden**, "Walking," selections from The Maine WoodsCape Cod, and other essays.

Emerson, selected essays

Whitman, selected poems

Dickinson, select poems

Muir, selections from A Thousand Mile Walk and The Yosemite

Leopold, A Sand County Almanac**

Carson,  selections from Silent Spring

Abbey, selections from Desert Solitaire

Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek**

Silko, selections from Ceremony

Berry, selected essays

Wilson,  selections from The Future of Life,  selections from Biophilia

Ray, Janisse Ecology of a Cracker Childhood**

Haskell,  The Forest Unseen**

 

**Note: you are welcome to get  electronic or paper versions.  All of the shorter works will be delivered electronically.

Makeup Policy

No late work will be accepted unless previously approved by the instructor.