Searching for Wildness (ITW-101)
The poet Gary Snyder defines the search for wildness as a practice: a deliberate sustained and conscious effort to become more aware of yourself and the world. Who am I? What am I doing here? What is going on? From the pursuit of a more "authentic" life by Chris McCandless to scientists building our understanding of the human biome, the search for wildness is the conversation of our time. Whether you are considering an academic major in the humanities, sciences, or professional studies, this course will invite you to join the conversation by reading a book and then building a semester-long thinking and writing project around the issues and dilemmas you discover in your reading.
Faculty: Mark C Long
Start/End Date: Aug. 26, 2013 - Dec. 13, 2013
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning