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CHID 480 A: Special Topics: Advanced Study Of The History Of Ideas

Thinking Nature: Philosophy, Literature and the Environment

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
SMI 109
Mary Childs

Additional Details:

In this course we will read some of the foundational texts in the US environmental movement and French Phenomenology as a framework for discussions of the role of literature in shaping people’s consciousness and awareness of the current environmental crisis.  Authors read will include Aldo Leopold, Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, Margaret Atwood, Hank Lentfer.  We will also build in discussion of environmental activism, reading works by the Buddhist scholar and activist Joanna Macy.

Catalog Description: 
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework with an interdisciplinary perspective. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:12am