ENVIR ST 113
Monday/Wednesday, 11–11:50 a.m. + discussion section
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
What is “The Environment?” How are some “environments” rendered as “problems” in environmental studies? How do we understand the roots of global “environmentalisms” in terms of difference: among persons, between groups, and with respect to nonhumans?
Starting with the idea that what is “environmental” are relations of the human and nonhuman, this course offers a global perspective on environmental humanities, introducing fields like philosophy, ethics and religion, literature, fine arts, history, and anthropology. Framing foundational Anglo-American perspectives like those “nature” and the “post-human,” students master key skills such as comparison to answer fundamental questions about diverse environmental experience and expression worldwide.
Fulfills Environmental Studies
Environmental Humanities Foundation