This course approaches the issues of human health and quality of life from the perspective of interaction with the natural environment, as opposed to the more common foci of toxicity and environmental degradation. In other words, the content of this course strives to answer the question: in what ways do natural environments impact human health and an individual?s reported sense of quality of life and well-being? In order to accomplish this task, this course encompasses a variety of readings, class discussion, guest speakers, and experiential learning components. Students become familiar with a variety of demonstrated theories regarding this relationship, and work towards articulation of their own views and application of course material to current issues.General Education: WAC 2: Writing and Research in the liberal Arts General Education: CIV: Environmental Responsibility