Environmental History at Ox-Bow


J. Elmo Rawling and Evan Larson

SCIENCE 603 001
3 credit hours 

The natural world is dynamic, with changes taking place across an immense spectrum of space and time. As people, our perspectives can be limited to what we see in our immediate surroundings and over our life spans. This course will use the Ox-Bow School of Art Field Campus as a natural laboratory to explore the application of methods in landscape evolution and vegetation dynamics. Students will gain a deeper comprehension of the campus’ current natural environment, how its landscape has changed over recent centuries and millennia, and how it may change in the future. This course will provide students a unique opportunity to combine classroom, field, and studio perspectives with scientific principles to create an environmental narrative of the Ox-Bow School of Art and its surroundings.