Course Description

"Courses focus on literature produced outside the United States in locations affected by imperial expansion. Specific themes or topics might include Literatures of the Asian Diaspora, Latin American Literature and Cinema, or Literature of Europe's Borders. All topics include literature in at least three genres (selected from poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama). May be repeated for credit if topics differ."

Summer 2024 Section:

Section 004: Climate Literature

In this course we look at literary attempts to grapple with life in a changing climate. Many writers have wondered how to narrate and describe the experience of climate change; many have looked at ways in which the technology of the novel and the short story have particular strengths and weaknesses for wrapping our minds around this massive concept and its equally massive ramifications in our lives. In the course, we will look at texts examining human engagements with nature; we will see how writers have attempted to draw on different pre-existing genres to perform this kind of thinking, including science fiction, dystopias, and literary fiction; and see some of the intersections between fictional writing about climate and fictional writing about other important topics, like indigenous land use, commercialism, and feminist writing.


This course is available for undergraduate credit. Students must possess a high school diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.
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Section Title
Climate Literature
T, Th
1:00PM to 4:45PM
May 21, 2024 to Jul 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Emerson College
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (4 units) $3,400.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 30, 2024
Transfer to a Different Course
No transfer request allowed after enrollment. Students may drop a course and re-enroll in a new course prior to the course start date.
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