This course introduces students to ecocriticism (the study of the relationship between literature and environment). The course is loosely structured around several focused topics: Land, Sustainability, Resilience, Natural and Unnatural Disasters, Diversity and Discomfort, Public and Private Spaces, Nostalgia, Activism. Students will be introduced to environmental pedagogies and alternative ways of knowing, including embodied learning. We will spend quite a bit of time outdoors especially during the first six weeks of the course.
Any 6.0 credits or [SOCB58H3; and an additional 4.0 credits; and registration in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities]