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CORE 003 SC - Wilderness in American Life


This course explores the varied philosophical, artistic, and scientific discourses that underpin the idea of wilderness in 21st-century America. We start from the paradox that wilderness, typically defined as places unmarked by human existence, depends on the identification of human culture, even urban culture, as its Other. Wilderness policy can at times reproduce existing patterns of social inequality. The substantial transformations of nature by humans, including indigenous peoples, are often unrecognized in Euro-American concepts of wilderness. We will examine classic writings of North-American wilderness advocacy and critical histories of nature and take field trips to local wilderness areas and museums.

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: One time offering


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