Aug 25, 2019  
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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.

Credits: 1
15 Class Hours, 15 Laboratory Hours per half semester

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Have knowledge of the fundamental skills and techniques of basic outdoor skills, to be able to safely navigate back country conditions.
  2. Have proficiency in execution of the skills covered.
  3. Have a positive change in the personal fitness as it relates to components such as cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
  4. Have an understanding of the history, etiquette, strategies, current research and safety associated with backpacking.
  5. Evaluate the conditions necessary for safe wilderness preparedness, choose appropriate equipment, and plan a hiking trip and take it.
  6. Minimize the impact on natural environment while hiking and understand and articulate the concepts of sustainability.

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