The History of American Exploration and Outdoor Adventure
Maurice Isserman, Faculty-in-Residence
Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History
This research course examines how the history and culture of the United States is bound up with that of the discovery and exploration of the New World. A focus on the meaning of that legacy for Americans from the 19th century on. Topics covered will include military exploration and surveys of the west, the development of a wilderness and a conservation ethic, and the growth of mountaineering and similar outdoor endeavors.
Adirondack Healthcare Systems – a focused study of rural health
Herm Lehman, Faculty-in-Residence
Professor of Biology
This multidisciplinary course will examine various health care systems with a focus on rural health in the Adirondacks. We will examine rural health care systems in the Park, that include medical care (hospitals, doctor groups, allied health professions, insurance), public health organizations (population-based services), and non-governmental, community organizations. Specific topics will include the history of health care in the Adirondacks, development and organization of various health and medical entities within the park, strengths and challenges related to cost, quality, and access to these systems in rural communities, how these systems interact, and current issues related to health care systems.
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