Knowing the Natural World (FYS)|
As humans we interact with the natural world through a wide array of perspectives. Nature is an adversary, a food pantry and medicine cabinet, a force to be reckoned with, mimicked, managed and revered. This course will explore various ways that humans experience and understand the natural world through a series of sensory, scientific, intellectual and creative investigations (some outdoors), and reflection and synthesis. Topics include the human biology that shapes our views (e.g., sensory systems), ecological interactions, land development and conservation, environmental assessment, biomimicry, food production and diversity, wildlife interactions, aesthetic and spiritual appreciation, and sustainability.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Weekly posted readings including book excerpts and articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation, original inquiries, short and longer format writing assignments, and discussion. Some collaborative work and peer review.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In addition to class times students will need to attend two additional one-hour field sessions.
|Instructor(s): Miller,Kathleen E Times: .M.W... 08:20AM-09:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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