Apr 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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ENG 3100J - Writing About Environmental Sustainability


Our readings, film screenings, discussions (oral and online), research and composing will be focused on relations between people and the environment, primarily but not exclusively, in our regional environment. We will explore mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, the natural history of the region’s forests, industrial food systems and “locavore” (agri)culture. Our approach will be “ecological” in the sense of attempting to understand our complex interrelationships with the natural and artificial systems we rely on and of which we are a part. We will take a similar approach to environmental rhetoric and use rhetorical analysis as the main means of mapping connections among informative, persuasive, and creative discourse on these topics.

Requisites: (ENG 1510 or 1610) and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Become more skilled practitioners of writing craft at the sentence, paragraph and structural levels.
  • Become skilled researchers who can locate, summarize, evaluate, and synthesize researched material for their own purposes.
  • Learn more about the complexities of sustainability and the current and future environmental predicament.
  • Practice writing rhetorically, that is, shaping discourse for specific audiences.
  • Use rhetorical concepts effectively to enhance critical reading and composing of print and visual media.



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