ENVS 1048

Class&Conservation in US South

Writing Place: Class and Conservation in the American South
In this course we will examine non-traditional conservationists and conservation writing in the American South, with a focus on Georgia and South Carolina. We will read Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood; work about and by Carol Ruckduschel; John McPhee's Encounters with the Archdruid; work about MaVynee Betsch; and J. Drew Lanham's Home Place. We'll engage virtually with practicing southern conservationists, look for the ways scientists and self-taught scientists are leaning into underrepresented spaces, and, through our own writing, investigate meaningful and rich connections to place. This course counts as a humanities cognate for environmental studies majors.
Environmental Studies
Prog in Environmental Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
CRWR 1048 *
ENAM 1048

Sections in Winter 2021

Winter 2021

ENVS1048A-W21 Lecture (Mayhew-Bergman)