Writing the Natural World


For students interested in the environment and natural sciences. This course brings together essays from a wide range of communities including biology, physics, medicine, environmental studies, creative writing and more. Readings and assignments are intended to enhance students' understanding of the relationship between writing and their experience/knowledge of the natural world. Major assignments allow students to follow, explore, and write about their own unique interest in a related subject, and include a personal essay, an expository essay, and a researched essay, as well as peer review workshops, oral presentations, and revision. Students will record and explore their own experiences of nature in short creative assignments that prepare them for the major papers. Prerequisites: Writing 1 and junior standing. This course does not count toward the Creative Writing Concentration.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; AS WI I; FA HUM; AR HUM