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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, Gray Snyder and Mary Oliver.