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FYS 1243 - Observing the Environment

Credits: 4
What does it mean to observe? How do our own backgrounds and biases influence what we choose to watch and what we overlook? How do we increase our awareness of our surroundings to include small but important details which others might not see? In this class, students will explore the writings of natural historians, such as Charles Darwin, Bernd Heinrich, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, as well as the world around them. We will spend ample time outside, making our own observations in field notebooks and relating the observations we make to those made by previous nature writers. Students will be expected to develop their skills in observation and understanding that through observation, everyone is a scientist.
McDaniel Plan: First Year Seminar



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