Introduction to Outdoor Ed. - AUPED 184/284

As the gateway courses in Outdoor Education, PED 184 and 284 introduces students to the academic rigor of the discipline and the vast rewards of interacting in a meaningful way with the natural world. The students take one 5 day out-trip during the course: Canoeing in the Fall and Snowshoeing in the Winter. 

In addition to the in-class studies of group dynamics and conflict resolution, students are expected to apply these theories in their small groups on the trail and in the classroom.  Students are tasked with a research presentation in groups and negotiate varying visions on academic projects as well as outdoor living.