Sharon E. Crowley
B CUSP 104
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.
"The environment" is the focal point of this course, which combines the approaches of economics and literary studies. In the literary component, we will read a variety of environmental literature texts that explore questions about how we assign value to different environments, and how we balance human concerns against those of nature or the environment, while we also cover basic principles of literary and cultural analysis and written argumentation.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Likely forms of graded work: quizzes and exams over reading material; short, focused papers; and a substantial final paper that incorporates some research and makes connections between the two "halves" of this course.