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2020-2021 Catalog

FYS 098 Misadventure

A sense of adventure compels people to explore uncharted territory, climb high peaks, and cross stormy seas. In the words of John Muir, “the mountains are calling and I must go”—but what happens when things go wrong? Guided by geologic principles, historical context, and adventures of your own, you will analyze non-fictional accounts of misadventure driven by human error in dynamic landscapes. Were the risks worth the rewards—and who are we to say?