Students work to redefine the concepts of "wilderness" and to explore the relationship of the individual to the "wild." Is "wilderness" always a geographic space, or can it also be psychological, social, or political? Is it always totally removed from society, or does it need society in order to exist? Texts may focus on classic nature writing, but other topics may include the wilds of human perception, pop culture chaos, adolescent angst, cultural identity and other vexed internal and external landscapes. Challenges preconceptions of what constitutes the "wilderness." As students investigate the individual's relationship to both society and seclusion, they consider how the "self" is produced and revised by its encounters with the wild. Springs. (SSDI)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.