The Secret Life of Trees: Scientific, Historical, and Psychological Perspectives on Forests

HPSC-X342 — Spring 2022

James Capshew
Ballantine Hall 105
Days and Times
Tuesday/Thursday 1:15P-2:30P
Course Description

Examines trees and forests as conspicuous natural objects that play a multivalent role in human imagination, thinking, and emotion. Explores the intertwined natural and cultural trajectory of trees along scientific, historical, and psychological dimensions. Topics include ecosystem services, human uses and attitudes, deforestation, IU's woodland campus, and ecological ethics.