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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 314 - American Wilderness Philosophy

An exploration of the wilderness tradition in American philosophy. Topics include the value of wilderness areas, outdoor recreation, hunting, and fishing; back to the land movements; and current proposals to “rewild” built environments. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (Spring).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify various themes and focuses in wilderness thinking (conservation, preservation, re-wilding, etc).
  • Identify contemporary environmental issues to which wilderness philosophy is particularly relevant.
  • Apply themes from wilderness philosophy and writings to contemporary environmental issues.
  • Evaluate the ability of wilderness philosophy to contribute to contemporary environmental issues.
  • Distinguish wilderness philosophy from broader environmental movements.
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