Arts, Sciences, and Engineering College of Arts & Science
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
15375 CAS 245 Literature and the Modern Environmental Imagination Fall 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
15663 CAS 245 Literature and the Modern Environmental Imagination Fall 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 245 (P), ENG 245
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Description: This course studies American writers’ engagement with shifting experiences of environment, nature, and place during the period of intense modernization from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reading slave narratives, nature writing, novels, and essays, we will study how writers imagine human-environment relationships amidst social, economic, and technological changes, such as urbanization, colonization, industrialization, and the civil rights and social justice movements. A guiding question raised by the artworks is, How to create a meaningful connection to the planet in a time of so much injustice, destabilization, delocalization, mobility, and flux? Close attention will be paid to how literature can help us elucidate historical erasures of environmental relationships in modern times, such as experiences of racial oppression, eco-tourism, exoticism, trauma and war, exile, alienation, among others.
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
84775 CAS 245 Literature, Media, and the Modern Environment Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 245 (P), ENG 245, FMS 274
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: DEWEY 4162 on 1216 at 1915
Description: We live the entirety of our lives on the earth, whether we dwell in urban, suburban, natural, or virtual spaces. For the most part, we do this without considering the full impact of our surroundings. In this course, we will study the work of creative writers and media practitioners to understand the role of place, space, nature, and environment in our daily lives. Our investigation will focus on how modern life and processes of modernization (such as urbanization, media, travel, industrialization, technology, consumerism, and colonialism) have drastically transformed humanity's relationships to land and earth. We will read diverse works, including slave narratives, nature writing, novels, and manifestos, relating them to contemporary film and media. Students will come away from this course with new critical awareness of the ways in which the environment profoundly shapes our identities even while it is rendered invisible by the accelerating social, economic, and technological upheavals of modern times.
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
19155 CAS 245 LIT&THE MODRN ENVIRON IMAGIN Fall 2014 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
18610 CAS 245 Literature & Modern Environmental Imagination Fall 2013 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
6
Total Cap     
18
Cross Listed: CAS 245 (P), ENG 245
Instructors: NADIR L
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 110 on 1218 at 0830
Description: Globalization, war, animal rights, mass media, consumer culture, eco-tourism, the rise of the megacity, and the conquest of indigenous peoples—these are just some of the issues raised in the selection of American environmental literary works surveyed in this course. Reading a diverse range of “green” texts, from slave narrative and nature writing to novels and political essays, we will study how writers imagine relationships to place and environment amidst accelerating social, economic, and technological change.
Clusters: H1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
74911 CAS 245 LIT&THE MODRN ENVIRON IMAGIN Fall 2012 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
8
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: CAS 245 (P), ENG 245
Instructors: NADIR L
Final Exam Schedule: DEWEY 4131 on 1217 at 0830
Description: Globalization, war, animal rights, mass media, consumer culture, eco-tourism, the rise of the megacity, and the conquest of indigenous peoples—these are just some of the issues raised in the selection of American environmental literary works surveyed in this course. Reading a diverse range of “green” texts, from slave narrative and nature writing to novels and political essays, we will study how writers imagine relationships to place and environment amidst accelerating social, economic, and technological change.

Clusters: H1SUS001