Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches that Moved the World (MOD2163.01)

Michael Cohen

In this course, based on the book Speaking of Earth, edited by Alon Tal, we will read twenty inspiring speeches by leading environmentalists around the world that examine a broad range of environmental issues. Included in the course is Rachel Carson’s defense of her ground breaking book Silent Spring, Prince Charles’s passionate call for sustainable agriculture, and the Dalai Lama’s explanation of a path to ecological harmony. The module will include participants in the class writing their own speech.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
W 2:10-4:00 (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Advancement of Public Action, and tagged .