ODST 277 - Knowing Nature

In this class we will examine and practice a variety of methods and techniques by which humans know nature. In particular, we will engage the western scientific and the shamanic (as practiced by indigenous cultures) paradigms. And we will ask how our perception of nature affects how we relate to and treat it. The class will explore the concept of nature as knowing and intelligent through the lenses of recent scientific research and traditional knowledge. (One unit credit)