I'll be teaching a new course this fall, ENG 4110: Campus Woods--Ecology & Place. This is the required practicum course for literature majors and a topics elective for all other English majors. We will be exploring the WSU Campus Woods as a central but often overlooked site of ecological, historical, and communal importance for the university. In our explorations of the woods, we will think about the connections between wilderness concepts and climate change, environmental ethics and place histories, ecology and conservation, and the importance of outdoor spaces for recreation and public health. We will also examine how these concepts and topics are entangled with issues of race, gender, disability, and class. Students will engage with the Campus Woods archives and learn from guest speakers in the fields of ecology, conservation biology, and communication studies. More information will be posted in the Campus Woods section of this website. Meanwhile, take a walk in the woods with Dr. Tom Rooney in this video we made for our Eco-Narratives class...
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Eco-centered writing and teaching, with related news, events, and topics for students to check out.