Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Fall 2024
PAH

PAH 150A3 – The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness, and Creativity by Living Life Outside

From physicians to neuroscientists to poets and songwriters, people around the world have long written about how even brief immersion in nature can improve the human condition. This course will explore these writings and what they have to tell us about understanding human experience and our interface with the natural world. Using applied humanities approaches and a variety of texts, our goal will be to develop real-world applications of insight, perspective, critical understanding, discernment, and creativity about the place and importance of nature in human experience. Over the course of the semester we will: (1) read and critically analyze writing by and about people who have found creative and innovative approaches to express and/or measure how immersion in nature makes humans healthier; (2) engage in reflective projects that open pathways to developing one's own creativity and imagination for personal and community applications of nature immersion; and (3) design an applied project focused on assessing how ideas for nature immersion might be implemented in real-world settings. Students will use project management and planning methods to write a project description, carry out an initial pilot version of the project, report on steps they have accomplished, and write a critical analysis of their project.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Oct 16
Status
Open
Enrollment
10 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 50
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Oct 16
Status
Closed
Enrollment
50 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 50 / 50
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Oct 17 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 50
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Oct 17 - Dec 11
Status
Closed
Enrollment
50 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 50 / 50
Summer 2024
PAH

PAH 150A3 – The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness, and Creativity by Living Life Outside

From physicians to neuroscientists to poets and songwriters, people around the world have long written about how even brief immersion in nature can improve the human condition. This course will explore these writings and what they have to tell us about understanding human experience and our interface with the natural world. Using applied humanities approaches and a variety of texts, our goal will be to develop real-world applications of insight, perspective, critical understanding, discernment, and creativity about the place and importance of nature in human experience. Over the course of the semester we will: (1) read and critically analyze writing by and about people who have found creative and innovative approaches to express and/or measure how immersion in nature makes humans healthier; (2) engage in reflective projects that open pathways to developing one's own creativity and imagination for personal and community applications of nature immersion; and (3) design an applied project focused on assessing how ideas for nature immersion might be implemented in real-world settings. Students will use project management and planning methods to write a project description, carry out an initial pilot version of the project, report on steps they have accomplished, and write a critical analysis of their project.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
May 13 - Jun 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
18 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: May 13 - Jun 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 18 / 25
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
May 13 - Jun 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: May 13 - Jun 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Open
Enrollment
8 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Open
Enrollment
4 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Open
Enrollment
13 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 13 / 25
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Open
Enrollment
8 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 25
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
202
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Closed
Enrollment
13 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 13 / 25