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ENGL 206 - Sustainability: Reading and Writing the Environment

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102
Writers from the beginning of history have sought to understand and shape the relationship between people and the world they inhabit. In our own time, the sustainability of this relationship has emerged as one of humanity’s central issues. Students in this course will read from some of this vast literature and use writing to explore their own relationship to the environment we share. Areas of focus might include different traditions of nature writing; key figures in ecological writing like Thoreau, Muir, Leopold and Carson; the idea of wilderness; evolving attitudes towards animals; the literature of food; or the writing of specific places. Students can expect to read widely and write at least fifteen pages of prose in a variety of critical, creative and research modes. Offered annually. (CHUM; CWRT)