Aug 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENST 455 - Environmental Literature

Survey of literary works that thematically explore human relationships with place and environment. Sampling of various themes and genres, with a focus on Pacific Northwest.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Read and to savor a sampling of some of this country’s finest creative writing
  • Appreciate the variety and depth of aesthetic reaction to the environment
  • Understand the historical development of American attitudes toward nature
  • Come to terms with your own feelings about the natural world
  • Freely express your own relationship with nature through the writing of poetry
  • Elucidate the inherent cultural bias of human-environment relationships
  • View the environmental debate within the framework of political ecology
  • See that ultimately, humans construct the concept of nature as a dynamic ground

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