Nature Writing – ENGH 206
This course examines key texts in the tradition of writing about the natural world. Focusing on creative non-fiction by twentieth/twenty-first century U.S. writers, as well as some fiction and poetry, the course explores such questions as: What is “nature”? What is the role of writing in the human relationship with the environment? How do race, gender, and class impact perspectives on nature? In this blended literature/creative writing course, students will use close reading strategies along with an examination of historical / biographical context to better understand these texts’ contributions to nature writing and then write their own creative non-fiction.
4.000 Credit hours
Nature Writing – 10081 – ENGH 206 – T