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This course uses 'climate fiction' to teach about the perils that a warming planet faces

By Debra J. Rosenthal, Professor of English, John Carroll University
Uncommon Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation U.S. highlighting unconventional approaches to teaching.

Title of course:

“Climate Change Literature”

What prompted the idea for the course?

After reading many fiction books that featured themes of climate change, I felt compelled to create a course that would allow students to do the same. The idea was to have students learn about our planetary crisis by exploring how it’s portrayed in literature.

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