Most scholars in the field of literature and the environment argue or imply that the subject must be taught in a non-traditional, interdisciplinary, or otherwise specialized classroom through prescriptive methods of environmental indoctrination. Furthermore, the texts selected for such a course are generally limited to non-fictional, contemporary American essays. This study concludes that the subject of literature and the environment can take place in more traditional literature classrooms through more democratic methods of discovery and conversation. It also concludes that a broader spectrum of world literatures from various centuries might be used. This essay defines and describes a variety of teaching methods appropriate for such a course and suggests specific ways instructors of literature might approach the subject in their classroom practice.