Eco: L: Lit of Environment
Literature of the Environment is a new course designed to enhance appreciation of our living planet through a careful investigation of selected writings that focus awareness on multiple ecosystems: the mountains, the ocean & rivers, the desert, and the land that is home to all beings. Students will be exposed to a range of authors (poets, non-fiction & prose writers) whose passion is the natural world. The class will be based on the readings, the discussion and assigned writings. There is a wealth of exquisite literature on the natural environment. Our intention in the class is both to be nourished by this and also to delve into the urgent issues involved. Authors include: Barry Lopez, Gretel Ehrlich, Loren Eiseley, W. S Merwin, Edward Abbey, Scott Russell Sanders, Diane Ackerman, Wendell Berry, Rebecca Solnit, Terry Tempest Williams, Leslie Silko, Mary Oliver, Wallace Stegner, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz, Theodore Roethke and others.