Climate, Culture and Identity

GSF 256S

This course focuses on some of the transformations that climate change is bringing - not just to human livelihoods and to the non-human world, but to the very definition of the human. In an era defined by the overwhelming influence of homo sapiens on the planet, historic distinctions between nature and culture are starting to blur and fall apart. What role can feminist and queer theory play in helping us to understand these changes to human identity? What can gender studies contribute to techno-scientific understandings of a global warming? We'll take on these and many other questions through readings in literature and theory, and experiential learning with the Duke Campus Farm.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • NS
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring