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Winter Semester 2020
Sep 21, 2020
Please note: Textbooks may be ordered a few weeks in advance of, and through the end of each semester

ENVR 205 - Lives in Place
Lives in PlaceWhat does it mean to live sustainably in place? This course investigates possible answers to that question by considering lives in place: particular stories, particular places, and multiple forms of storytelling about human relationship to the more than human world. From nature writing and calendars of nature to poetry, memoir, documentary, and the novel, humans (the "storytelling animal") demonstrate ways of living that enable us to reflect on the virtues, values, vices, and trade-offs of those lives. Keystones in this consideration include modernity and tradition, technologies of change, voices and points of view, animal agency, eating as agricultural act, consumption, and creativity. Students consider both classic and emerging texts and artists from a variety of periods and cultures, examples of humans' ongoing experiment in living on Earth.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: View scheduled sections

Books and Materials By Section:
Non-Divisional Division
Environmental Studies Department

Course Attributes:
[AC], GEC C068, ENVR Program, Open to first-year students

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