This course is an opportunity for students to visit a tropical biodome. One of the major issues in the course is that of conservation, and the class will visit a variety of habitats, from marine coral reefs to tropical forests.
This team-taught course will focus on Edith Wharton's fiction in its historical context. We will spend the first twelve days of the term in the classroom, discussing the assigned primary texts as well as critical works by theorists and historians. This will provide the foundation necessary for the course's one-week travel component. Cross-listed in English, history, and women's studies at the 2000-level with no pre-requisites.