The primary objective of this class is to provide understanding of the history, global evolution, current issues, leadership skill standards, ethics and future trends in wilderness education and leadership. Secondarily, students will pursue skill mastery in concrete leadership "hard skills" (map & compass, stove use & maintenance, group travel management, campsite selection & shelter construction, Leave No Trace (LNT) and general expedition behavior) and more interpersonal "soft skills", leadership skills emphasizing group development and dynamic challenges (understanding leadership & learning styles, risk management, judgment & decision-making etc). Finally, students will be expected to place these personal leadership skills and passion into a professional context. Cross-listed with PRT 188 Z1. Enrollment Limit: 24.
One environmental course, sophomore standing.