CLAS 3232 Environmental Ideologies and Their Classical Roots

3 hours; 3 credits

Basic ideas about human nature and human activity that are rooted in the ancient Mediterranean ecosystem (Egypt, Greece, Italy) and still shape attitudes towards the environment, with special attention to such ideas as "nature, chaos, wildness, scarcity" and their contraries "culture, cosmos, tameness, fullness". Evidence from epic, historical, philosophical, and scientific writers.

Prerequisite: English 1010 [1] or permission of the chairperson.


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