CLAS 3232 Environmental Ideologies and Their Classical Roots
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CLAS 30.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)
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  or permission of the chairperson.