Your Place in the World: What it Means to be "Local"

This course asks, how do we develop our understanding of culture and a sense of place? What does it mean to be "local"? By examining a broad range of topics, from local issues in St. Lawrence County to food systems and factory farming in America, we will consider how we contribute to and draw from our local environment. We will explore this theme through various texts, including memoirs, fiction, poetry, articles, and documentaries; these works present various depictions of "living local" and help us question how we interact with our sometimes strange world. This course fulfills the FYP general education requirement.

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