|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|1||Introduction: The Image of Nature in Genesis.|
|2||Forster, E. M. “The Machine Stops.”|
Ancient Views of Nature: Aristotle. Physics. Bk II.
Cicero. Excerpt from On the Gods: The Discourse of Balbus.
Montaigne. “On Cannibals.”
Bacon, Francis. “The New Atlantis.”
Drayton. To the Virginia Voyage.
Shakespeare. The Tempest.
|5||Shakespeare. The Tempest. (continued)|
|6||Defoe. Robinson Crusoe.|
|7||Defoe. Robinson Crusoe. (continued)|
Linnaeus. Excerpts from The Economy of Nature.
White, Gilbert. Excerpt from The Natural History of Selbourne.
Hume, David. Excerpts from Dialogues on Natural Religion.
|9||Hume, David. Dialogues on Natural Religion. (continued)|
|10||Rousseau. Excerpts from On the Origins of Inequality.||FIRST PAPER DUE (five pages)|
Rousseau. Excerpts from On the Origins of Inequality. (continued)
Wordsworth. Selections from The Prelude.
|12||Wordsworth. Selections from The Prelude. (continued)|
|13||Wordsworth. Selections from The Prelude. (continued)|
|14||Thoreau, Henry David. Excerpts from Walden.|
|15||Thoreau, Henry David. Excerpts from Walden. (continued)|
Thoreau, Henry David. Excerpts from Walden. (continued)
Keats. The Grasshopper and the Cricket, To Autumn.
|17||Darwin. Selections from On the Origin of Species.|
Darwin. Selections from On the Origin of Species. (continued)
Frost, Robert. Design, Come In, The Most of It.
|SECOND PAPER DUE (six pages)|
|19||Wells, H. G. The Island of Dr. Moreau.|
|20||Wells. Selections from On the Origin of Species. (continued)|
Huxley, T. H. “Evolution and Ethics.”
Hardin, Garret. “The Tragedy of the Commons.”
|22||Williams, George. “A Sociobiological Expansion of ‘Evolution and Ethics’.”|
|23||Faulkner, William. “The Bear.” In Go Down, Moses.|
Faulkner. Selections from On the Origin of Species. (continued)
Leopold, Aldo. “The Land Ethic.”
|25||Le Guin, Ursula K. “Vaster Than Empires and More Slow.”|
Midgley, Mary. “Duties Concerning Islands.”
Callicot, J. Baird. “Animal Liberation.”
|FINAL PAPER DUE (10 pages)|