NR 2 - Nature and Culture

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NR 2, Nature and Culture, is a part of the core curriculum of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
As the title suggests, Nature and Culture focuses on humans and their relationship to nature. NR 2 is a companion course to NR 1, Natural History and Field Ecology. NR 1 provides an introduction to natural resources and the environment from an ecological and natural science perspective, while NR 2 provides a social, humanistic, and cultural perspective. Both of these perspectives have much to offer the student of natural resources and the environment. Ultimately, the knowledge and perspectives represented by both the natural and social sciences must be integrated to fully address and resolve contemporary natural resource and environmental issues. The role and importance of both the natural and social sciences should become apparent as a function of taking NR 1 and 2. Integration of these bodies of knowledge and perspectives will be introduced in NR 1 and 2 and further emphasized in remaining RSENR core curriculum courses.


Instructor: Robert Manning
Phone: 656-3096
Office: 356 Aiken Center
Office hours:

I. Monday 9:00 - 10:00 AM; Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30AM.

II. Other times by appointment
or chance.

Required Text:







Roderick Nash. Wilderness and the American Mind. (4th edition) Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001.

Carolyn Merchant. Major Problems in American Environmental History. (2nd edition) Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005.

Toby Fulwiler and Alan Hayakawa. Pocket Reference for Writers (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2002.

Lectures: Class: Mon. & Wed. 10:10 - 11:00 AM
Discussion sessions: As scheduled
Lecture Room: Class: 103 Rowell
Discussion sessions: As scheduled