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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 21026 - Lit, Cul & Environment Crisis

Course Credit: 1
LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS We live in a world threatened by global warming and mass extinction across the entire web of life. This course, as an introduction to the environmental humanities, will consider a number of ways the arts and humanities might help us understand and respond to this planetary emergency. While the focus of the course will be on what we might think of as scientific phenomena, our materials will range across various disciplines, forms, and genres, from novels and poetry to recent popular journalism, documentary films, and scholarly essays in literary and environmental studies. Topics will include: global warming and ocean acidification, animal ethics and mass extinction, and the role of the humanities in theorizing our planetary future under conditions of ecological emergency. [AH]