Undergraduate Courses

We are actively seeking titles and descriptions of relevent undergraduate courses from professors and instructors at the University of Minnesota for dissemination among interested faculty and graduate students. Upcoming courses include:

Spring 2018

ALL 8002 (Ecocriticism and Posthumanism), with Christine Marran

COMM 4250 (Environmental Communication), with Mark Pedelty

HSCI 1212 (Life on Earth), with Tulley Long

LA 3514/5514 (Making the Mississippi), Spring 2018, with Matthew Tucker

The course examines the complex socio-cultural values that are symbolized by and encoded within, the Mississippi River. Through a combination of critical analysis and precedent studies, we will explore historical and contemporary ways this dynamic river landscape has been shaped through geological, hydrological and cultural processes.  In doing so, we will consider how varying cultural and ecological perspectives have shaped our cultural imagination of the river as well as the policies, ecologies and physical forms of the river across time.  Throughout this examination, we will consider the explicit and implied ethical positions encoded in varying perspectives and their impact on the people and places throughout the length of the river.  Finally, we will speculate on potential future scenarios on how the emerging Anthropocene paradigm and other factors may shape and “make” the future Mississippi River. 

SUST 3017 (Environmental Justice), with Michelle Garvey


Fall 2017

ALL 3468 Environment, Technology and Culture in Japan, with Christine Marran

GER 3651/5610 (Environmental Thinking), Fall 2017, with Charlotte Melin

GWSS 3590 (Feminist Environmentalisms), Fall 2017, with Michelle Garvey

HSCI 3244/5244 (Nature's History: Science, Humans and the Environment), Fall 2017 with Sally Gregory Kohlstedt


Summer 2017

LA 5705 (Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions), Summer 2017, with Laura Musacchio


If you will be teaching a graduate course in 2017-18 that you wish to publicize among members of the EHI, please share it with us at envhum@umn.edu.