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.
Environmental Studies
Prog in Environmental Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENAM 0215
ENGL 0215


Spring 2025

ENVS0215A-S25 Lecture

Fall 2024

ENVS0215A-F24 Lecture (Gould)

Spring 2024

ENVS0215A-S24 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215B-S24 Lecture (Morse)

Fall 2023

ENVS0215A-F23 Lecture (Gould)

Spring 2023

ENVS0215A-S23 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215B-S23 Lecture (Morse)

Fall 2022

ENVS0215A-F22 Lecture (Brayton)

Spring 2022

ENVS0215A-S22 Lecture (Gould)

Fall 2021

ENVS0215A-F21 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215B-F21 Lecture (Morse)

Spring 2021

ENVS0215A-S21 Lecture (Brayton)
ENVS0215B-S21 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-S21 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-S21 Discussion (Gould)

Fall 2020

ENVS0215A-F20 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215W-F20 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215X-F20 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-F20 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-F20 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2020

ENVS0215A-S20 Lecture (Brayton)
ENVS0215B-S20 Lecture (Gould)

Fall 2019

ENVS0215A-F19 Lecture (Gould)

Spring 2019

ENVS0215A-S19 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-S19 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-S19 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-S19 Discussion (Morse)

Fall 2018

ENVS0215A-F18 Lecture (Gould)

Spring 2018

ENVS0215A-S18 Lecture (Brayton)

Fall 2017

ENVS0215A-F17 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-F17 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-F17 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-F17 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2017

ENVS0215A-S17 Lecture (Brayton)

Fall 2016

ENVS0215A-F16 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215B-F16 Lecture (Gould)

Spring 2016

ENVS0215A-S16 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-S16 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-S16 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-S16 Discussion (Morse)

Fall 2015

ENVS0215A-F15 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-F15 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-F15 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-F15 Discussion (Gould)

Spring 2015

ENVS0215A-S15 Lecture (Brayton)

Fall 2014

ENVS0215A-F14 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-F14 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-F14 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-F14 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2014

ENVS0215A-S14 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-S14 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-S14 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-S14 Discussion (Gould)

Fall 2013

ENVS0215A-F13 Lecture (Brayton)

Spring 2013

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

Fall 2012

ENVS0215A-F12 Lecture (Brayton)

Spring 2012

ENVS0215A-S12 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-S12 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-S12 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-S12 Discussion (Morse)

Fall 2011

ENVS0215A-F11 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215B-F11 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-F11 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-F11 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-F11 Discussion (Gould)

Spring 2011

ENVS0215A-S11 Lecture (Brayton)
ENVS0215B-S11 Lecture (Brayton)
ENVS0215W-S11 Discussion (Brayton)
ENVS0215X-S11 Discussion (Brayton)
ENVS0215Y-S11 Discussion (Brayton)

Fall 2010

ENVS0215A-F10 Lecture (Gould)

Spring 2010

ENVS0215A-S10 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215W-S10 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215X-S10 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-S10 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-S10 Discussion (Morse)

Fall 2009

ENVS0215A-F09 Lecture (McWilliams)
ENVS0215X-F09 Discussion (McWilliams)
ENVS0215Y-F09 Discussion (McWilliams)

Spring 2009

ENVS0215A-S09 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215B-S09 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215X-S09 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Y-S09 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Z-S09 Discussion (Mitchell)

Fall 2008

ENVS0215A-F08 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-F08 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-F08 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-F08 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2008

ENVS0215A-S08 Lecture (Brayton)
ENVS0215X-S08 Discussion (Brayton)
ENVS0215Y-S08 Discussion (Brayton)
ENVS0215Z-S08 Discussion (Brayton)

Fall 2007

ENVS0215A-F07 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-F07 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-F07 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-F07 Discussion (Gould)

Spring 2007

ENVS0215A-S07 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215B-S07 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215X-S07 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Y-S07 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Z-S07 Discussion (Mitchell)

Fall 2006

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

Spring 2006

ENVS0215A-S06 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215B-S06 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215X-S06 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Y-S06 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Z-S06 Discussion (Mitchell)

Fall 2005

ENVS0215A-F05 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-F05 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-F05 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-F05 Discussion (Gould)

Spring 2005

ENVS0215A-S05 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215B-S05 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215X-S05 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Y-S05 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Z-S05 Discussion (Mitchell)

Fall 2004

ENVS0215A-F04 Lecture (Morse)
ENVS0215X-F04 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Y-F04 Discussion (Morse)
ENVS0215Z-F04 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2004

ENVS0215A-S04 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215B-S04 Lecture (Mitchell)
ENVS0215X-S04 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Y-S04 Discussion (Mitchell)
ENVS0215Z-S04 Discussion (Mitchell)

Fall 2003

ENVS0215A-F03 Lecture (Gould)
ENVS0215X-F03 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Y-F03 Discussion (Gould)
ENVS0215Z-F03 Discussion (Gould)