The following is a list of graduate and undergraduate courses that are relevant to Place Studies. This is not an exhaustive list of all of the courses that are Place Studies related. Other courses, including special topics courses, often focus on place-related topics. Please contact our core and affiliate faculty members to inquire about forthcoming courses they intend to teach with a focus on Place.

The department also offers a concentration in Place Studies for Undergraduate majors. For more information, contact the English & Film Studies Advising Office.

Undergraduate Courses

Sections of English 101, 150, and 151 are taught with an emphasis on Place Studies. Please consult the English department at the beginning of the semester to see if these sections are being offered during the current semester.

Other courses regularly taught include:

  • ENGL 211 Literature of Place
  • ENGL 243 National Literatures
  • ENGL 245N Intro Native Am. Lit.
  • ENGL 251 Intro to Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • ENGL 254 Writing and Communities
  • ENGL 317 Literature and Environment
  • ENGL 347 Humanities on the Plains
  • ENGL 411 Plains Literature
  • ENGL 417 Topics in Place Studies and Environmental Humanities
  • ENGL 445B Topics in African Lit.
  • ENGL 445N Topics in Native Am. Lit.
  • ENGL 451 Advanced Writing of Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 454 Advanced Writing Projects
  • ENGL 482 Literacy and Community Issues

Course Schedules & Descriptions

Graduate Courses

Graduate students may be interested in the forthcoming seminars with Place Studies content.

Place Studies seminars and courses have included:

  • ENGL 4/805 Fiction: Literature of the American West
  • ENGL 4/805N Topics in Native American Literature “Ideas and Visions: Native American Nonfiction”
  • ENGL 4/813 Film: Eco-Horror, Environmentalism, Apocotainment
  • ENGL 4/845N Native American Literature
  • ENGL 4/882 Literacy and Community
  • ENGL 817 Topics in Place Studies: Literature of the Anthropocene
  • ENGL 852A Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 911 Plains Literature
  • ENGL 992B Place Conscious Education
  • ENGL 965 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies: Green Romanticism and the Cult(ivation) of Nature

Projected Graduate Courses