INT-3010 Natural Landscapes and Literature

3 credits

Prerequisite: Upper-division status, and completion of parts I and II of the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC).

An interdisciplinary focus on nature preserves, national parks, and wilderness areas and on ways that people's conceptions of these natural environments have changed over time. Students will examine how writers, environmentalist, and naturalists describe these "ideal landscapes;" how they define their relationships to the land; and what they say people can do, as individuals and as members of groups, to protect the integrity of the natural environment and guarantee our access to it now and in the future. Meets Part III of the GECC.