295. Nature and Environmental Writing.

This course is designed for students who want to explore nature
writing — the intersection of self and the natural world. We explore
how this genre combines the observational, scientific “eye” with
the personal, narrative “I” through readings in non-fiction anthologies,
novels and/or memoirs. Students write essays on nature and
the environment that reflect different objectives within the genre,
such as the political essay, the literary field study and the personal
essay. Students also keep a “naturalist’s journal.” Discussion of the
readings is interspersed with workshop sessions. Also offered as
Environmental Studies 295, and through Outdoor Studies.