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ENHN 268 The Culture and Literature of Coastal Environments (CORE—Methods of Inquiry/Aesthetic Appreciation/Literature)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or 101 or 3 credits from ENGL 110-139. Open only to students participating in the Hood Coastal Studies Semester program. (First semester/3 credits) 

A study of how we interpret our coastal environment and how we create public policy from what we interpret. We will ask what view of nature informs public policy, what bearing the science of ecology has on literary studies and how science itself is open to literary analysis. Texts may include works by Howarth, Silko, Abbey, Carson, Hemingway, Haissen, Warner and Barth.