Wilderness and Civilization Program Celebrates Four Decades In the decade following passage of the Wilderness Act, federal agencies began making decisions about our nation's last roadless areas.
Housed within the University of Montana in the College of Forestry and Conservationthe Wilderness Institute is appropriately located in the heart of some of the wildest country in the lower forty-eight states.
For more information read the Wilderness Institute's Mission. It's absolutely the most rewarding college experience I've had. Each year, a small group of students from around the country are immersed for two semesters in the study of wildlands and land ethics.
Coursework is interdisciplinary and the program combines classroom and field learning, small class size, dedicated faculty, and internship experience. This combination allows students to make philosophical and personal connections across disciplines and experiences.
The program is designed for undergraduates interested in exploring wilderness, environmental issues, and the human-nature relationship. Wilderness and Civilization students receive an undergraduate minor in Wilderness Studies that will compliment any major.
Scholarships and applications are available on the website. I have rediscovered interest and passion for my ability to affect change in the world.
Selected lectures from past series are now available online. Click here to listen. The Wilderness Issues Lecture Series, offered each spring, has encouraged dialogue and served as a forum for the exploration of current wilderness issues since The Series has brought in scholars and thinkers from all over the country providing a unique opportunity for western Montanans to learn from, interact with, and build relationships with wilderness leaders.
The format of the Lecture Series includes both lectures and panel discussions designed to present a range of viewpoints on a particular theme.
These presentations provide insights on current issues that encourage constructive debate, public participation, and sound decisions. The Lecture Series is open to the public and offered for college credit. Other Wilderness Institute Courses.Wilderness and Civilization is part of the Wilderness Institute (WI), the year-old wilderness center of the School of For- programs of education, research, and information dissemina-tion.
In the last two decades WI projects have dealt with a nents of the Wilderness and Civilization experience. The atmosphere of cohesion and .
Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) 1st Edition by Layla AbdelRahim (Author)Author: Layla AbdelRahim.
Wilderness and Civilization offers students the opportunity to explore contemporary conservation debates, make connections between disciplines, and learn how to work for positive change.
Wilderness and Civilization is an undergraduate, immersion program geared toward sophomore-, junior-, and senior-level students in any major. In , the predecessor of the Wilderness and Civilization Program known as the the Round River Experiment, was established to facilitate hands-on wilderness education for undergraduate students.
The program was based on the educational philosophy put forward by Aldo Leopold in his essay “The Round River.”.
Wilderness and Civilization is an inspiring and demanding two-semester academic program. Each year, a small group of students from around the country are immersed in the study of wildlands and the interactions between people and the land. Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) 1st Edition.