Examines changing perceptions of North American wilderness as documented by literature, art, historical accounts and science. Works include fiction, poetry, memoirs of explorers and settlers, writings of naturalists/scientists that describe the relationships of their authors with the natural environment. Also examined are the visions of the landscape and the flora and fauna as manifested in paintings and photographs. The purpose is to show the interrelationships amongst at least the 3 perspectives mentioned above and to examine the consequences of these relationships with respect to our contemporary attitudes and institutions. Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.