Middlebury

ENVS 0215

Contested Grounds

Contested Grounds: U.S. Cultures and Environments
Throughout the history of the United States, Americans have created a complex set of meanings pertaining to the environments (wild, pastoral, urban, marine) in which they live. From European-Native contact to the present, Americans’ various identities, cultures, and beliefs about the bio-physical world have shaped the stories they tell about “nature,” stories that sometimes share common ground, but often create conflicting and contested understandings of human-environment relationships. In this course we will investigate these varied and contested stories from multi-disciplinary perspectives in the humanities—history, literature, and religion--and will include attention to race, class, gender, and environmental justice. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR NOR
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0215
ENAM 0215

Sections in Fall 2006

Fall 2006

ENVS0215A-F06 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-F06 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-F06 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-F06 Discussion (Morse)