The Landscape of Self-Identity

Students completing this focal study will investigate the relationship between people and their natural environment, including its literary significance, application in photography, sociological and ethnographic implications and religion with regard to the sanctity of self and landscape.

Instructions for Focal Study 12

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

First Cluster (complete 3 courses)
ANTH/REL 140 Introduction to Comparative Religion 4 credits
ARTST 207 Design for Sustainability 4 credits
ARTST 227/327
Photography 1
Photography Field Class
2 credits
2-4 credits
ENV 222 Environmental Literature 4 credits
ENV 141 Permaculture: Design Science (formerly ENV 142) 4 credits
ENV 210 Tropical Environmental Biology 4 credits
PHIL/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
SOC 321 Sociology of the City (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC 342 Consumer Society 4 credits


The following special topics courses may count towards the first cluster of Focal Study 12 when the topic/title is as below.  Request approval from the Focal Studies Advisor.

ARTST 121 Landscape Painting or Drawing 4 credits
ARTST 221 Landscape Painting or Drawing 4 credits