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ENHN 368 American Landscapes: Environmental Literature in the United States (CORE— Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing in the Honors Program, or permission of the instructor. (First semester—odd years/4 credits)

How does the American landscape function in our imagination, our policies, our 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. (H2, CT)