Aug 16, 2018
PED 103 - Backpacking (CV)
A series of laboratories and lectures culminating in a four-day mandatory backpacking trip. Students learn to select, care for, and properly use the essential equipment, as well as some low-cost alternatives to expensive items. The stress is on safety and low ecological impact camping.
15 Class Hours, 15 Laboratory Hours per half semester
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Have knowledge of the fundamental skills and techniques of basic outdoor skills, to be able to safely navigate back country conditions.
- Have proficiency in execution of the skills covered.
- Have a positive change in the personal fitness as it relates to components such as cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
- Have an understanding of the history, etiquette, strategies, current research and safety associated with backpacking.
- Evaluate the conditions necessary for safe wilderness preparedness, choose appropriate equipment, and plan a hiking trip and take it.
- Minimize the impact on natural environment while hiking and understand and articulate the concepts of sustainability.
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