ENGL 2095 - Ethics and Environments: The Literature of Place
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 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.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 10 People/Environment
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: ENGL 1020 with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher.
- Ethics and Environments: The Literature of Place
- Transcendental/Romantic literature
- Ecological/Scientific literature
- Philosophical literature
- Political literature
- Socio-cultural literature
- Historical literature
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in environmental literature
- Analyze basic literary elements in works studied
- Analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the literature of place
- Articulate and defend personal responses to various ethical and environmental issues
- Describe and analyze the social, legal, political, economic, and religious institutions and attitudes that affect human ethical considerations of the environment
- Discern and analyze patterns and interrelationships between bio-physical and socio-cultural systems as reflected in the readings
- Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues by considering human and environmental interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions as seen in the readings
- Explain and analyze various solutions to environmental problems as seen in the literature and in current issues
- Respond critically to fiction and non-fiction in the literature of place
Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
10. 02. Discern patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
10. 03. Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
10. 04. Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
10. 05. Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
10. 06. Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.
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