Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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LIT 202H - The Environmental Imagination

Credit(s): 3

This course is an exploration of major developments in the study of environmental literature that introduces students to current debates and discussions about how diverse cultures have imagined the human place in the nonhuman world. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural range of natural history writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential connection between cultural epistemologies and environmental ethics.
  • Examine the environmental issues shaping life in the 21st century.
  • Discuss how environmental literature has addressed the methods used by scientists in analyzing human relations with nonhuman nature.
  • Examine the primary approaches employed by environmental writers in addressing the most pressing ecological concerns of the era.
  • Examine the nature of the human experience and/or artistic expression.

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