Science & Literature

In this course, students explore the relationship between literature and science and investigate how knowledge about the environment and interconnectivity in nature affects the ways we tell stories. The course is co-taught by an English and a biology teacher. While the English component deals with elements of language and fiction, the biology portion explores the scientific concepts present in the novel. Together, the class investigates what determines the separation between fields of knowledge (namely, here, humanities and sciences) and what happens when we examine the same object through the lenses of different fields. Classes involve discussions, group work, close reading of texts, and lab and field observations.

This course is cross-listed as ENG550C (English) and SCI310L (Science).

(This course will not be offered in 2024-25.)

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0