May 29, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HN 392 Writing Nature in the 21st Century

Our main goal as a community of nature writers will be to develop a basic literacy of the natural world. Our vehicles for accomplishing this natural world literacy will consist of maintaining a nature journal and writing in the genres of poetry and narrative essays. Each of these different lenses affords us as writers unique opportunities to explore and express our relationship with nature. To support our writing we will read widely from the eco-literature canon, walk area watersheds, research a writer from the nature writing canon and make a presentation to our peers, and engage in conversations with local experts. Throughout all of our explorations, the key question guiding our inquiry will be: How might the written word deepen our connection to place and nature? And why does this connection matter?