Literature about Human Beings, Animals, and Nature


This course explores the representation of human beings, animals, and nature in literature, covering topics such as creation myths, nature in classical and modern literature, human-animal relationships, environmentalism, and the influence of culture and technology on literary depictions of nature.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a deep understanding of the diverse ways in which literature portrays the relationships between human beings, animals, and nature, and develop critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret these representations.

Course program

The Creation of the World in Literature
Nature and Human Society in Classical Literature
Enlightenment and the Subjugation of Nature
Romanticism and the Celebration of Nature
Nature and Society in Modern Literature
Human-Animal Relationships in Literature
Environmentalism and Ethical Considerations
Literary Representations of Nature and Human Culture