OSHR 1872 - Nature and Humanity: A Growing Schism?

  • 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.

On any particular day you can choose what to be angry about: wind turbines and whether they do or do not kill birds; jumping-mice interfering with land development; prairie dogs living in all the wrong places; too many thistles in too many places; wolves that should or shouldn’t be reestablished in Rocky Mountain National Park; elk on the golf course, rattlesnakes on the trail, and yellow-jackets everywhere. Nature’s charm can seem a mask that hides an enemy determined to thwart us.

This course will examine interactions of humanity and nature to identify conflicts that become issues, which will establish the context for understanding what we have done in the past, what we are doing now, and what we need to do in the future.

Please Note: Class will not be held on November 25.

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