Department: English & Philosophy
Course: ENGL 2420
Title: Literature of the Outdoors
Description: This course is a survey of literature addressing the experiences of people and their relationship with the natural environment. Encountering nature is a fundamental characteristic of human cultures and individuals. With the growing interest and importance of human relationships with the environment, the genres of natural history writing, experiential nature writing, and exploration and adventure writing have continued to flourish. This course is designed to help students become aware of the complexities of our relationship with the outdoors by surveying literature that deals with relevant themes.