This is an interdisciplinary seminar in the environmental humanities, focusing especially on the fields of philosophy of ecology, environmental history, literary ecocriticism, and environmental justice.

Assigned readings are drawn from representative texts and cover key theories and methods in these fields.

Class discussions are supplemented by audiovisual materials, guest speakers, campus events, and web-based assignments.

Students have the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of ecological criticism; to conduct research on a relevant topic or issue; and to develop their skills for use in educational, professional, and personal settings.