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ENAM0215

Nature's Meanings

Nature's Meanings: The American Experience (AL)
What we think of as "nature" today is the result of a complex and fascinating history. The many meanings of nature emerge from Americans' experiences of the physical world and their understandings of, and contests over, their place in that world. This course will investigate how American meanings of nature have changed from European-Native contact to the present. How have changing meanings reshaped American culture and the natural environment? These questions will be addressed from historical, literary, religious, and philosophical perspectives. Readings may include: Emerson, Thoreau, Marsh, Muir, Leopold, and Carson, as well as other Euro-American and Native American writers. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:
ENVS0215 *
ENGL0215

Sections

Spring 2015

ENAM0215A-S15 Lecture (Brayton)

Fall 2013

ENAM0215A-F13 Lecture (Brayton)

Fall 2012

ENAM0215A-F12 Lecture (Brayton)

Spring 2011

ENAM0215A-S11 Lecture (Brayton)
ENAM0215B-S11 Lecture (Brayton)
ENAM0215W-S11 Discussion (Brayton)
ENAM0215X-S11 Discussion (Brayton)
ENAM0215Y-S11 Discussion (Brayton)

Spring 2009

ENAM0215A-S09 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENAM0215B-S09 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENAM0215X-S09 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENAM0215Y-S09 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENAM0215Z-S09 Discussion (Mitchell)

Spring 2008

ENAM0215A-S08 Lecture (Brayton)
ENAM0215X-S08 Discussion (Brayton)
ENAM0215Y-S08 Discussion (Brayton)
ENAM0215Z-S08 Discussion (Brayton)

Spring 2007

ENAM0215A-S07 Lecture
ENAM0215B-S07 Lecture
ENAM0215X-S07 Discussion
ENAM0215Y-S07 Discussion
ENAM0215Z-S07 Discussion