Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

ENST 500 901 (CRN: 24261)

INTRO TO ENVIRO HUMANITIES

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES
Department: Environmental Studies
Instructor: Campana, Joseph A.
Meeting: 2:45PM - 5:25PM M FULLY ONLINE (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 9
Enrollment data as of: 9-AUG-2022 6:18AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: This seminar explores the “environmental humanities,” a wide range of approaches to the cultural, social, historical, and aesthetic dimensions of pressing ecological questions. Topics may include studies of plants, animals, and other creatures; biodiversity and extinction; energy humanities; environmental justice and environmental racism; climate and environmental histories; theories and philosophies of disaster; waste, toxicity, pollution; marine or blue humanities; religion and ecology; and many others. We will consider representative recent publications in the field as well as the research of scholars working here at Rice and far beyond. We will consider how to write about the environmental humanities, from scholarly publications in a range of fields to forms of public-facing writing on the subject. We’ll consider strategies for teaching of the environmental humanities, from individual assignments to the design of courses in the home disciplines of the participants. Coursework will include opportunities through the Center for Environmental Studies, the Environmental Studies minor (ENST), and the Mellon Foundation funded Diluvial Houston project at the Humanities Research Center. These opportunities may include: observing classes in the ENST minor; working on Cultures of Energy, a public facing platform for writing and activity about energy and the environment; and spring events at the Center for Environmental Studies, including a symposium.