Women's Topics in Wilderness Leadership | Prescott College

Women's Topics in Wilderness Leadership

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In this course students will explore what it means to express and boldly embody the feminine within the context of wilderness expeditions. Drawing inspiration from womxn?s writing and expression as well as our own unique experiences, we will discuss many of the challenges faced by womxn in relation to access, representation, and group dynamics. The ultimate intention of the course is to make contact with our own feminine in order to discuss and develop methods for effectively serving female-identifying adventure education participants. Building competence and confidence, students will also practice technical skills, which may include rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, boating, mountaineering, skiing, navigation, and low-impact camping in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Students successfully completing this course will be more able to perform in single and mixed-gender adventure education settings as leaders and participants. This course is also intended to serve as additional preparation for upper division technical skills courses.