I took RMP 511, Issues of Wilderness and Nature in American Society in Spring 2020. The first half of the semester focused on wilderness interpretation from a philosophical stand point. We would learn about different relationships people have with nature. I really enjoyed how we would self-reflect on our own interpretations of the things we learned. The most memorable reflections we had were our interpretations of wilderness, nature and technology in nature.
The second half of the class when we went remote, we learned about National Parks and their growth. We learned about the difference levels of land protection and government involvement in National Parks. I specifically remember learning about accessibility on trails Professor McLaughlin always encouraged us to go outside and enjoy nature throughout the class once we were remote and gave us reflections to do outside. This experience was a refresher from the rest of zoom classes I attended through out the day.