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GEOG 379. American Wilderness

Credits: 3
Department: Geography
Description: Perception, delineation, use and analysis of wilderness in the United States.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize wilderness as both physical and cultural concept, including history of wilderness movement, philosophy and ethics of wilderness, the wilderness designation process, and current challenges of wilderness management.
2. Explore nature of Minnesota or another state by visiting wild and not-so-wild natural areas.
3. Research a specific topic within the scope of wilderness philosophy, history, ecology, or management.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of survival wilderness travel and +leave no trace+ canoeing and/or backpacking techniques.

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