Nature and Human Nature

Full Title: 
Wistful Dreams, Apocalyptic Visions: Americans and Nature in the 21st Century
Instructor: 
Timothy Silver
Day/Time Taught: 
MWF 9:00 - 9:50
Term: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
110

A look at Americans' interaction with nature including: 1) nature as sustaining source of food; 2) nature as wilderness refuge; 3) nature as home; and 4) nature without us.  Using varioius texts and films, students will think and write about nature's continuing influence on American life in an increasingly urbanized global society.  Employs methodology from both history and ecology.

Instructor Bio: 

Tim Silver has an undergraduate degree from ASU and a Ph.D. in American history from the College of William and Mary.  He teaches courses on the history of America's national parks and the place of nature and wilderness in American history.  He's married with a daughter who is a freshman at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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