SUNY Oneonta

COMP 211 Writing About Nature and the Environment

3 s.h.

Nature writing is a wide-ranging genre that generally combines close observation of the natural world with personal narrative and reflection and - particularly in modern works - a persuasive aspect concerning the environment. In this class we will read works by some of today's best nature writers and discuss how they use narrative and language to fashion compelling stories about the nature world. We will also use journal-keeping, the study of natural history, and exercises in writing and drawing (including outdoor work) that will help to inform both our discussions and the portfolios of finished work which members of the class will produce. Offered irregularly. (LA, BC3)

Prerequisite: COMP 150.

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