Northwest Nature Writing 2014

Summer-quarter Northwest Nature Writing course offered at WVC

Media Contacts: Derek Sheffield, English faculty, 509.682.6737, Dan Stephens, biology faculty, 509.682.6752, or Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

Students are invited to join Wenatchee Valley College English faculty Derek Sheffield and noted northwest naturalist Dr. Dan Stephens for Northwest Nature Writing, a learning community that integrates a biology course with writing.

Students will focus on various aspects of nature writing while in the field, learning the names and ecology of a number of plant and animal species that will also provide the basis for writing assignments. The aesthetic and spiritual aspects of nature will be discussed and written about.

This learning community combines a five-credit Biology 127 Northwest Environments course with a five-credit English 201 Composition: Advanced Essay course. Students must enroll in both courses for a total of 10 credits.

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include several field trips to pine woodlands, montane forests and the high ridges of the Cascade Mountains.

ENGL& 101 Composition: General is a prerequisite for the course.

Summer quarter starts Wednesday, June 25.

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