Jan 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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OER-1090 FYS: Deep Survival: Wilderness Lessons for a Complex World

3 credits
First-year students only
While NOT designed to teach the primitive living skills associated with surviving in the wilderness, this course does involve a wilderness experience and associated coursework that explores how and/or why some people manage to survive life-threatening experiences while others don’t live to tell their story. Using a case-study approach to analyze misadventures, one can draw conclusions about what it takes to survive adversity, then link these ideas to personal success while navigating the complexities and challenges of the college experience. This course combines a multi-day backpacking experience during the summer with follow-up meetings in the fall semester to help participants understand how the concepts of leadership, community and a sense of place are integral to surviving a wilderness living and travel experience, and how these lessons directly relate to surviving and thriving in the college experience, and in life .Students must read pertinent course information and sign a contract. General Education (on-campus) Course Type: JFY (First-Year Seminar)



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