CAP 469E “Outside: Yourself in the World”

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Get OUTSIDE!

Fall 2019 — MWF 12 to 12:50

Fulfills (SLO) #12 in ESSENTIAL STUDIES

CAP 469E allows students to highlight their essential studies skills by focusing on interdisciplinary projects that stress the theme of “getting outside” yourself in various ways. Students have produced environmental/nature projects, or engaged new or novel tasks and experiences, or applied their previous knowledge to a new context: short fiction, photo-essays, blogs or websites or video content, or traditional scholarship or research reports and papers related to our region. In one case, a student created a contest to help middle school students become “young environmental stewards.”

See the Spring 2018 projects by visiting our blog academic.csc.edu/esp/cap469e


READINGS For Fall 2019:

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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover 

Her survivalist family kept her isolated until she first set foot in a classroom at 17, only to go on to Harvard and Cambridge.

On Trails: An Exploration  by Robert Moor

A wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.

Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas

Ilgunas discovered the Alaska wilderness to pay of his student loans and then spent two years living in a van in the parking lot of his graduate school.

This Blessed Earth  Ted Genoways

Follow a year in the life of a Nebraska family farm. 2019 “One Book, One Nebraska” selection.

FOR MORE INFO:

  • Dr.  Matthew Evertson, Professor
  • Department of English & Humanities
  • Chadron State College
  • (308) 432-6462 mevertson@csc.edu