Nature's Meanings

Nature's Meanings: American Experiences
Today’s ideas about "nature" have emerged from a complex history of diverse experiences, perceptions, and understandings of the bio-physical world, and of contests over that world. In this course we will investigate how American meanings of nature have changed from European-Native contact to the present. These questions will be addressed from multi-disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and will include attention to race, class, gender, and environmental justice. Topics and readings may include: Native American authors, Emerson, Thoreau, Marsh, Muir, Leopold, and Carson, as well as rural, urban, pastoral, and marine ecological contexts. 3 hrs. lect.
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All Sections in Spring 2013

Spring 2013

ENVS0215A-S13 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-S13 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-S13 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-S13 Discussion (Gould)