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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

R M 2000 - Nature and Youth (3)

When Offered: Fall
GEN ED: Liberal Studies Experience
The primary focus of this course is to examine how attitudes, interests and knowledge are shaped by interactions with one’s natural surroundings. Students will identify their earliest formative experiences as youth (ages 4-14 years) and describe how natural spaces and non-formal learning environments have contributed to what they know about the natural environment (content) and how they know it (learning). Students will participate in outdoor activities, such as hiking and a river trip, explore the interconnectedness of life systems (self and natural world), demonstrate stewardship that improves conditions in their natural surroundings, and examine the role of non-formal educators, both experts and themselves, and outdoor enthusiasts who promote sustainable practices and/or active engagement in the outdoors.
(Same as C I 2000 .)