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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 3820 - American Literature and the Environment

In this course, students explore environmental issues as they are expressed both explicitly and implicitly in literary texts. In this two-fold strategy, the primary approach is to study texts that establish environment as their principal focus, works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction broadly classed as “nature writing.” The second approach is to examine the implicit treatment of environment within literary works whose focus is not primarily environmental. Both approaches expose students to writers from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Prerequisite: EN 1110 /EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150 .