335. Foundation of Environmental Thought.

An examination of environmentalism formulated by naturalists and
writers in North America. Emphasis is on a historical understanding
of attitudes toward the natural world. Format is primarily seminar.
A brief review of global environmental history looks at the rise
and fall of various civilizations at different times in different parts
of the world. Discussion then focuses on the writings of Thoreau,
Muir, Leopold, Carson, Abbey and other naturalists of historical
significance, as well as contemporary writers emphasizing indigenous
knowledge and current issues. Problems of industrialization,
limits to growth, sustainability and public land programs are also
covered. Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 101. Also offered
through Outdoor Studies.