Jun 29, 2022  
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ENG 110 - Serpents, Swords, and Symbols


Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a course requirement in the English Literature Core Concentration
How did we get to this point? What is the genesis of our current relationship with the environment? Has our current situation always reflected that relationship? Using the natural world as a point of departure, students learn the universal language of symbols from ancient cultures to the present as they document and assess the evolution of the relation between human beings and the natural world, once perceived as reciprocal and interdependent, now distinct and isolated. Students analyze interdisciplinary and cross-cultural literary and visual works that address environment and place and the evolution of the relations between the human and non-human both directly (in non-fiction and natural history) and indirectly (in literature and film). In investigating both visual and written artifacts, students also learn the historical context for the shifts in literary attitudes toward the environment from around the world and across time.

3 credits
Annually



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