Description: This course introduces students to the contested history and idea of wilderness. Drawing on perspectives and writings in critical geography, the course examines how wilderness has been understood by society over time, from ancient origins to contemporary understandings. It details indigenous and eco-feminist critiques of wilderness, as well as outlining how proponents have argued for wilderness preservation. The course examines the Wilderness Act and ultimately explores whether wilderness has relevance in the 21st century. Letter grade only.
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