2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

PRLS 120 - Introduction to Backpacking

Credits: 2 (NR)
This practical and experiential course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of backpacking. Involves discussions, demonstrations, and activities to teach students the basics of backpacking. Topics covered include equipment selection and use, map and compass skills, backcountry cooking, staying healthy in the outdoors, safety and emergency procedures, backcountry ethics (Leave No Trace), and natural history. Application of these skills will be realized over a four-day backpacking trip. Not only will students have the opportunity to practice these skills, but they will also develop their leadership abilities by working in a collaborative team environment.

Notes: Fee required.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2
Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0