English C77

Introduction to Environmental Studies

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2009 Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert and Sposito, Garrison
TTh 12:30-2 + 1-1/2 hours of discussion per week 100 GPB

Other Readings and Media

The required books for the course will be available exclusively at Analog Books, located just one block up Euclid Avenue from the North Gate entrance to the Berkeley campus. The Course Reader, Introduction to Environmental Studies, will be available exclusively from Copy Central, 2483 Hearst Avenue, right across the street from the North Gate entrance. There will also be a required environmental science textbook (possibly provided as an eBook).


This integrative course, taught by a humanities professor and a science professor, surveys current global environmental issues; introduces the basic intellectual tools of environmental science; investigates ways the human relationship to nature has been imagined in literary and philosophical traditions; and examines how tools of scientific and literary analysis, scientific method, and imaginative thinking can clarify what is at stake in environmental issues and ecological citizenship.

This course is cross-listed with E.S.P.M. C12 and U.G.I.S. C12.

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