Environmental Literature and Culture


This course examines environmental issues from the perspective of different cultural forms, including fiction, journalism, poetry, and visual art.


What you can learn.

  • Explore issues of biodiversity, wilderness, food, urban ecologies, and climate change
  • Explore perspectives on the intersection between social justice and the environment

About this course:

Introduction to core themes, questions, and methods within interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities. Examination of how different culture forms (e.g., fiction, journalism, poetry, visual art) represent environmental issues. Topics may include biodiversity, wilderness, food, urban ecologies, postcolonial ecologies, environmental justice, and climate change. Transferable for UC Credit. 

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