The Nature of Nature
First-Year Seminar Program 031
What is meant by the terms “nature” and “the environment?” How do we write about them and how does our writing affect how we act in the world? This course explores how what we do and what we care about shapes what we think “the environment” is. We will explore innovative sustainable practices, read environmental activist literature, and read literary works to see how the imagination can itself be a tool for advocacy and change.