Week One: Traumatic Change and Love of Place–Welcome to the Susquehanna Country
Wed. Jan. 20 Confluence/Northumberland Historical Society. Meet in Coleman 020.
PDF Scruton on oikophilia or love of place, pp. 253-291.
Blog due Sunday by midnight.
Week Two: Overlay Landscape
Mon. Jan. 25 readings: John Mohawk selection pdf, Shamokin Diaries selection
Deerslayer Chaps. 1 and 2, “The Source of the Susquehanna.”
Wed. Jan. 27
Route 15 outlook 2.30/NPC Office 2.50pm/Williamsport Taber Museum 3.20pm /Canfield Island/Ostonwakin 4pm
Friday, Jan. 29 Discussion
Reading Blog due Sunday midnight
Week Three: Native Cultures of the Susquehanna
Mon, Feb. 1 readings, Deerslayer focus chapters from 3-11.
Wed. Feb. 3–Guest speakers: Sid Jamieson, John Grim, Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
Friday, Feb 5. Discussion
Feb. 7 by midnight DH assignment 1 submission, Omeka/Neatline.
Week Four: Native and Settler Myths
Mon, Feb. 8 readings, Deerslayer focus chapters from 11-19.
Friday, Feb. 12 Discussion
Draft script/storyboard due Sunday midnight
Week Five: Region and Identity–Utopian Dreams
Mon. Feb. 15 readings, Deerslayer focus chapters from 20-27, and Faull article on Women, Migration, and Mission.
February 17–Priestley House/Utopian Dreams video; Priestley readings
Friday, Feb. 19 Deerslayer, Faull, Lear, pp. 103-123; peer review of recordings
Reading Blog due midnight
Week Six: The American Wilderness Myth and the Susquehanna Valley
Mon. Feb. 22 readings. Deerslayer focus chapters from 27-32. DeTocqueville PDF.
Friday, Feb. 26 Reading discussion; peer review of projects; de Tocqueville
Feb 28 by midnight assignment #2 Video essay/podcast…Save the podcast file to this folder
Place, seeing and not seeing, cultural landscape
Week Seven: The Valley a Garden–American Arcadianism and Susan Fenimore Cooper
Mon. Feb 29 Readings, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Rural Hours, “Spring.”
Wed. March 2–Digital day; textual analysis
Friday, March 4- Siewers, “Cooper’s Green World”
Reading Blog due Sunday midnight.
Week Eight: “Native Settlers” in Susquehanna Country?
Mon. March 7 readings, Scruton on homeland as habitat, pp. 209-250 PDF. The Last Days of Shamokin
March 9– Tall Timbers and Settler culture. Wendell Berry
Fri. March 11–Rochelle Johnson (Susan Cooper)
March 20 midnight assignment #3 digital edition Rural Hours
Week Nine: Hiding and Revealing–Ethics of Shaping a Digital Region
Mon. March 21 readings on DH ethics and hiddenness/disclosure of cultural landscapes; Kimberly Christen
March 23– Grow local/Eat local — guest speakers: Prof. Philippe Dubois and Bucknell alum/Penn State graduate student Lexie Orr.
Friday March 25–Berry article on land-grant education and agriculture. Final project workshop/design studio
Reading blog Due Sunday midnight
Week Ten: Coal Towns and Regional Resilience
Mon. March 28 readings. Ben Marsh article on coal towns. Coal Dust on Your Feet selections, Janet McGaffey. Wendell Berry.
March 30– Mount Carmel trip
Friday April 1 Discussions and Final project workshop (Mapping Coal Country)
Blog due Sunday midnight
Week Eleven: Amish, Mennonites, and Agrarianism
Mon. April 4 readings. Greaves chapter on the Amish in Pa. Wendell Berry.
Wednesday, April 6. Visit to Mennonite Orchard, Winfield (Profs. GC Waldrep and Kathryn Nottis)
Friday, April 8 Discussion and workshop
Reading journal due Sunday Midnight
Week Twelve: Regional Preservation
Mon. April 11 readings on large landscape preservation, Wendell Berry.
April 13 Dave Buck re landscape interpretation, James Levitt large landscape conservation, Mike Slattery with Fish and Wildlife Service
Friday, April 15 Snap Talks
Reading blog due Sunday at midnight.
Week Thirteen: Region as Ecosemiosphere
Mon. April 18 Siewers, “Song, Tree, and Spring.”
April 20 digital day–work on projects
Friday April 22–projects
Reading blog due Sunday at midnight
Week Fourteen: Character as Region
Mon. April 25 readings, Wendell Berry on character, Faull “The Experience of the World as the Experience of the Self”
April 27 Kayak trip or hiking
Friday, April 29 Presentations
May 2 Final class–Presentations