reflection on the readings). I will collect these at the end of eachclass session
The final paper is due via Desire2Learn (click the “Dropbox” tab) or byemail by the end of the day (11:59PM) on
Tuesday, March 13
The paper is to be submitted electronically only
. Late papers will not beaccepted except for extreme situations. Cheating/plagiarism will be dealtwith as the serious infractions that they are, possibly leading to failure;see the Student Handbook for details.Attendance
is important and is taken by collecting your mini-essays.
Cell Phone and Laptop Policy
While I understand the addiction to cell phones, especially smart phones,the material we are studying is very difficult and therefore requires yourundivided attention. If you are caught using your phone during a lectureyou will be given one warning (either verbally or by email). If you arecaught a second time or more you will face a reduction of five points foreach offense from your highest scoring piece of coursework.
Please turnall cell phones off during the lecture
. If I can do it, so can you.Laptops are acceptable in the class, but for note taking only. If you appearnot to be paying attention because you’re distracted by something non-lecture related on your laptop then I will ask you to read the last line of notes you have just written. If you can’t then you will be given a warning(either verbally or by email). If you are caught a second time or more youwill face a reduction of five points for each offense from your highestscoring piece of coursework.
Bill McKibben (ed),
American Earth: EnvironmentalWritings Since Thoreau
(The Library of America)
Outline of Course and Reading Schedule
Readings listed are to be read for that class period. If the reading is listedunder September 14th, it is to be read prior to the September 14
sessionof class. To help guide your reading, I will provide two study question per reading assignment (via email) which you should come to class as prepared as possible to answer; writing out answers beforehand is not required but is encouraged.
The schedule and procedures for this courseare subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances; changeswill be announced in class.
Thoreau, pp. 2-36; Snyder pp. 473-479; Crumb, pp.591-494; Merwin, 716-717, Oliver, 737-738
Whitman, pp. 62-70; Marsh, pp. 71-80; Abram, pp. 815-834; Solnit, pp. 971-998 January 24
Muir, pp. 85-112; Pinchot, pp. 173-180; Zahniser, pp.392-394; McKibben, pp. 718-724 January 31
Leopold, pp. 266-294; Dick, pp. 451-453 February 7
Jeffers, pp. 251-253; Berry, pp. 505-530; Pollan, pp.948-960