Environmental History and Environmental Literature

The Course

ENV270  Environmental Literature & ENV370 Environmental History

Environmental Literature features poets, novelists, and essayists who have spoken out strongly for preservation of the environment. May include Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Muir, Leopold, and Abbey.

Environmental History focuses on the changing patterns of land and resource use, and examines the displacement of Native Americans, expansion of the frontier, the progressive conservation movement, and development of contemporary environmentalism.

About Joe Siry

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joseph V. Siry specializes in conservation history, the history of science and technology, energy conservation and resource use, international environmental politics, global ecology, wilderness field studies, and service learning.

W.E.B. Dubois’ Souls of Black Folk

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