Jul 23, 2024  
Mansfield University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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This course approaches the experience and perception of women outdoors from a variety of disciplines-rhetoric, cultural geography, recreations and leisure studies, history, and literature-all from a feminist perspective. We read essays giving an analytical framework for the books and films by women who hunt, fish, rock climb, mountain bike and surf. We explore issues such as how our cultural views and metaphorical constructs of women and nature affect participation in outdoor recreation, how women involved with recreation are talked to and about as compared to men, and what all this means for women who participate in outdoor recreation and for men who work or play outdoors with women.

Prerequisites & Notes: Minimum 15 earned credits.

Credits: 3cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: REC 2909

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