Environmental issues are becoming increasingly complex and addressing them requires bridging across the sciences, art and the humanities. We will examine how human attitudes, values, and behaviors shape the world we live in today, and the direction we have yet to go. This course is intended to open dialogue and personal reflection on the state of the land and what it says about human beings. In it, students will be asked to go beyond simply learning about the complex environmental issues we face today, to thinking critically and understanding what can be done to address them.
Course goals will be achieved through lectures, readings, documentaries, site visits, discussions, hands-on individual and team projects, and presentations.