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ENGL 2095 - Ethics and Environments: The Literature of Place

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze writing about the relationships between humans and their environments. The literature will include historical, philosophical, scientific, and literary perspectives in both fiction and non-fiction writing. Authors will be chosen from a variety of traditions and cultures.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 10 People/Environment

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Ethics and Environments: The Literature of Place
  2. Transcendental/Romantic literature
  3. Ecological/Scientific literature
  4. Philosophical literature
  5. Political literature
  6. Socio-cultural literature
  7. Historical literature

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in environmental literature
  2. Analyze basic literary elements in works studied
  3. Analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context
  4. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the literature of place
  5. Articulate and defend personal responses to various ethical and environmental issues
  6. Describe and analyze the social, legal, political, economic, and religious institutions and attitudes that affect human ethical considerations of the environment
  7. Discern and analyze patterns and interrelationships between bio-physical and socio-cultural systems as reflected in the readings
  8. Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues by considering human and environmental interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions as seen in the readings
  9. Explain and analyze various solutions to environmental problems as seen in the literature and in current issues
  10. Respond critically to fiction and non-fiction in the literature of place


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