This course is a First-Year Foundation Seminar and provides an opportunity for exploration of different topics and themes. The distinction (or dualism) between nature and culture is often described as a central feature of the western cultural imagination and of “modernity.” The nature/culture dualism is also relevant to many current debates about ecology and environment. This course explores various approaches to “nature” through a variety of written and visual texts, and focuses on representations of the nature/culture dualism. First-Year Foundation Seminars are restricted to first-year students and do not normally contribute towards program completion. Not available for CR/NCR option.