Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW9158
    Sched. No.: 114219199

Literature, Law and the Environment*
Section 1
Cannon, Jonathan Z.
Cushman, Stephen B.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1700-1900 (WB114)
Capacity:15 **This information is current as of 04/15/2014 06:14:50 AM**
Current Enrollment:14 **This information is current as of 04/15/2014 06:14:50 AM**

Course Description:

Taught jointly by professors of literature and environmental law, this seminar will explore the evolution of the environmental movement through literature and its fruition in U.S. law and policy. Students will examine literary texts that reflect beliefs and values of the environmental movement at different phases of its development. They will also explore legal texts, including statutes and Supreme Court decisions, to trace how these beliefs and values have affected law and public policy. The inquiry will seek to understand how a movement whose early expressions were aesthetic or spiritual led eventually to changes in our political culture with substantial effect on how we deal with our material surroundings. It will also explore the limits of those changes and what those limits may mean for the future of environmentalism.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Several short papers.
NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than October 2, 2013 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.