Literature and the Environment

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Literature and the Environment

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    English, Environmental Studies, Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    24uoc in one of the following streams, English, Creative Writing or Environmental Humanities

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Literature and the Environment examines the inter-relationship between between literary texts and concepts of Nature. From the vantage point of contemporary concerns with climate change and environmental sustainability, this course questions literature's representation of the natural world and human society's place within it. It will compare various understandings of Nature from a range of contexts and ask whether it is possible to model an environmental practice of reading and writing.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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