The Humanities and the Environment

Galloway, N.J. – The Stockton University Institute for Lifelong Learning (SILL) will host several mini-courses for the general public in February, March and April.

Each course meets once a week for four weeks. All courses are taught by Stockton faculty and held virtually through Zoom. The cost for each course is $45.

Think Humanities, Act Creatively: An Environmental Humanities Overview 

Kristin J. Jacobson, Ph.D., Professor of American Literature, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and American Studies  

March 1, 8, 22, & 29, Mondays 3 - 4 p.m.

What do the humanities have to say about the climate crisis? How do the humanities help us “think globally and act locally”? This short course will overview the roles the humanities play in local and global environmental interventions. We will primarily focus on contemporary texts and contexts related to the United States but comparative examples will be included as well. Each week will introduce specific genres and disciplines, providing examples of how the humanities shapes and is shaped by environmental thinking: (March 1) environmental fiction and philosophy, (March 8) environmental art and history, (March 22) eco-popular culture and cultures of the extreme, and (March 29) environmental justice and film. A list of recommended titles to explore during or after the course as well as a short, optional full-text reading for each week will be provided electronically. 

More information and registration information are at or call 609 652-4311.