A comparative study of the environmental imagination as expressed in literature. Of primary concern are questions of style, narrative, and representation in light of larger social, ethical, and political concerns about the natural world. In contrast to environmental philosophy or policy, the emphasis in this course is on the form of expression as well as the ideas presented. Authors studied may include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dogen, John Muir, W.E.B. DuBois, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mary Austin, Wang Wei, Annie Dillard, Jack Kerouac, and Alice Walker. Required for the Environmental Writing Track. Prerequisite: ENGL*110. (ENGL*200 may be used in place of ENGL*110 in satisfying the prerequisite for this course). Distribution Requirements: CL, HE.