Cultural Representations - Rhetoric of Climate Change

Course Number: ENGL 122CC
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 122AA-ZZ
Quarter: Summer B 2020
Instructor: Hiltner, Ken
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 9:30-10:45 AM
Location: 387 1011

Examines the debate around climate change and climate science. We will examine rhetorics and utilize literary methodologies to investigate their imagined futures. We will read texts that urge us to take climate change seriously as well as analyze some of the tropes most frequently used in denial literature. The goal is not only to understand the implicit narrativization of climate change, but to assess how humanistic methodologies can contribute to these debates and contribute to imagining different futures.