Course code:



IM - Introductory/Intermediate

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Meets the following requirements:

  • HS - Human Studies

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Because of the number of serious environmental problems that face the modern world, the theories and images that guide our interaction with nature have become problematic.

This course examines various attempts to arrive at a new understanding of our role in the natural world and compares them with the philosophies of nature that have guided other peoples in other times and other places. Topics range from taoism and native american philosophies to deep ecology and scientific ecological models. Readings include such books as Uncommon Ground, Walden, and Practice of the Wild.



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