Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Wilderness in the American Mind
R585 | 18131 | Joel Meier


Class Times: 2:30p - 5:15p T

Description of Course Content:  In this wilderness management course
we discuss the evolution of wilderness beginning with the early
history and philosophy of the wilderness idea. From that foundation,
we take a closer look at the Wilderness Act of 1964 and its
significance for management. We also look at how wilderness is
managed to protect natural processes while providing visitors with
the high-quality recreation opportunities they expect.

Required Book List:  Wilderness Management

Summary of Assignments:  each student is required to write an eight
to twelve page midterm paper.  You will also make an oral report on
your paper during the second eight weeks of class.   Graduate
Student Supplemental Assignment for those enrolled in R585 -
Graduate students are expected to provide more academic rigor (in
the form of depth and/or breadth) to their classroom projects.
Graduate students are also asked to complete an extra project
assignment for the class.