January 19 – Introductions

January 26 – Philosophy of Ecology

The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis

“Introduction: Ecology as a Science of Synthesis” (1-19)

“Part One. Entities and Process in Ecology” (21-33)

“Part Two. Community, Niche, Diversity, and Stability” (101-110)

“Part Three. Rationalism and Empiricism” (133-140)

“Part Four. Reductionism and Holism” (171-179)

“Part Five. Ecology and Evolution” (233-245)

February 2 – Environmental History

Out of the Woods: Essays in Environmental History

Merchant, “The Theoretical Structure of Ecological Revolutions”

Cronon, “The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature”

MacCameron, “Environmental Change in Colonial New Mexico”

February 9 – Literary Ecocriticism

The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Glotfelty, “Introduction: Literary Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis”

White, “The Historical Roots of Our Environmental Crisis”

Manes, “Nature and Silence”

February 16 – Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement

Pezzullo and Sandler, “Introduction: Revisiting the Environmental Justice Challenge to Environmentalism”

DeLuca, “A Wilderness Environmentalism Manifesto: Contesting the Infinite Self-Absorption of Humans”

Wenz, “Does Environmentalism Promote Injustice for the Poor?”

February 23 – Research

February 28 (Monday 8:00 a.m.) – PROPOSAL DUE

March 2 – Environmental History (cont.)

Simmons, “The Earliest Cultural Landscapes of England”

Gottlieb, “Reconstructing Environmentalism: Complex Movements, Diverse Roots”

Smilor, “Personal Boundaries in the Urban Environment: The Legal Attack on Noise, 1865-1930″

March 9 – Environmental History (cont.)

Stewart, “Rice, Water, and Power: Landscapes of Domination and Resistance in the Lowcountry, 1790-1880″

Pyne, “Nataraja: India’s Cycle of Fire”

Collins, “Evolutionary Ecology and the Use of Natural Selection in Ecological Theory” (The Philosophy of Ecology)

March 14 (Monday 8:00 a.m.) – BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE

March 16 – Literary Ecocriticism (cont.)

Campbell, “The Land and Language of Desire: Where Deep Ecology and Post-Structuralism Meet”

Le Guin, “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”

Popper, “The Bucket and the Searchlight: Two Theories of Knowledge” (The Philosophy of Ecology)

March 23 – Spring Break

March 30 – Literary Ecocriticism (cont.)

Slovic, “Nature Writing and Environmental Psychology: The Interiority of Outdoor Experience”

Evernden, “Beyond Ecology: Self, Place, and the Pathetic Fallacy”

Simberloff, “A Succession of Paradigms in Ecology: Essentialism to Materialism to Probabilism” (The Philosophy of Ecology)

April 4 (Monday 8:00 a.m.) – OUTLINE DUE

April 6 – Environmental Justice (cont.)

Faber, “A More ‘Productive’ Environmental Justice Politics: Movement Alliances in Massachusetts for Clean Production and Regional Equity”

Roberts, “Globalizing Environmental Justice”

Patrick, “Biological Diversity in Ecology” (The Philosophy of Ecology)

April 13 – Presentations, HANDOUT DUE

April 20 – Presentations, HANDOUT DUE

April 27 – Research

May 4 – Conclusions, PAPER DUE