Taught by Amy Rogers, Diana Clarke, and Elias Peirce
This course presents an opportunity to read and then reflect, speak, and write on vital questions such as: What is nature? Where do people fit into it? What are our rights and responsibilities? What part does our individual or community sense of place play in shaping a land ethic? We will touch on the ways cultural, historical, and religious traditions have shaped our views of the American land and ponder how, in the search for “right relationship” with the natural world, these attitudes should change. Finally, we will reflect on more personal and immediate topics: What is my personal story? What is happening within me here at Chewonki? How does my personal experience relate to larger, public issues?