OSHR 1860 - Nature and Humanity: Resolving the Issues That Become Conflicts

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Concerning the interface between Nature and Humanity, ants in a mound work together better than do people facing a problem. Recognizing issues comes easily, but resolving issues can seem as futile as searching for leprechaun gold. Conflicts between nature and humanity become conflicts between people when one person’s solution to a nature-based problem becomes another person’s nightmare; disagreement stymies resolution. In this arena comfort makes familiarity a tether, and acceptance makes tradition a tyrant. Together, familiarity and tradition nullify new thinking.

This course will propose and elaborate completely new solutions to old nagging problems that pit humanity against nature.

Please Note: No class November 20.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.