|Title:||Words and the Land: Creating Literature from Nature|
J-Term 2017: Presented by the author of "Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey Down the Cumberland" and "Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water," the course provides an opportunity to explore writing in different genres in response to themes or issues that emerge from thoughtful interactions with the natural world. Activities will include easy to moderate hikes in the Smoky Mountains and other areas in the region. Students will transfer these experiences into a final project of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction and will engage in activities that promote reflection, discussion and thoughtful criticism. Class times will vary to accommodate off-campus activities. Fee: $20 prior to January term. May not be used toward courses required in the English or Writing major.