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ENHN 568 American Landscapes: Environmental Literature in the United States (Humanities Elective)

(3 credits) 

How does the American landscape function in our imagination, or policies or lives? This course explores the wide and growing range of writings about the environment in the following arenas: literary, political, scientific, philosophical, autobiographical. Readings include Thoreau, Leo Marx, Aldo Leopold, Leslie Marmon Silko and Annie Dillard, as well as poets such as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Gary Snyder and Mary Oliver.