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ALIT 369 Rachel Carson

3 s.h.

Most scholars of literary environmentalism point to Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring" (1962) as the single most important book spurring the development of modern environmentalism. However, Rachel Carson should not be remembered simply for one book but for a substantial body of literature about nature and the environment that has earned her a place as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. This course will consider Rachel Carson’s work from both literary and environmental perspectives and will examine all of her major works, including "Silent Spring," "The Sea Around Us," "Under the Sea Wind," and her posthumously published book on introducing children to nature, "The Sense of Wonder." Offered every 2-3 years. (LA, H3)

Prerequisites: LITR 150 or LITR 100, and LITR 250 or 6 s.h. of ALIT courses.

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