This seminar is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
Tuesdays 2-3pm in Spring Quarter
“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir
This 1-credit seminar in spring 2017 offers an introductory exploration of mountain wilderness in the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, from divine encounters and revelations to poetic expressions and mountaintop musings of Henry David Thoreau and John Muir. As its experiential component, this seminar includes a weekend wilderness experience in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. There is a non-refundable $95 fee for this seminar which covers the cost of transportation, food, and equipment for the weekend trip (departing early on Saturday and returning Sunday evening around 6:00pm). Syllabus and readings are available at < http://tritoned.ucsd.edu >.