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Adventure Literature Series

Adventure Literature courses combine the study of literature with outdoor adventures that enhance a student's classroom experience. Adventure Literature students not only read Thoreau, but like him they travel to the mountains, the river, or the seashore, and they climb, hike, and kayak, and write about their experiences. These courses provide an opportunity to learn, have fun, have the experience of a lifetime, and get academic credit that will help satisfy degree requirements.

The programs in this series innovatively combine work in the humanities and kinesiology (classroom activity and experiences in the wild) to develop both mind and body. With Penn State’s Adventure Literature Series you can:

  • learn how wild places relate to literature, history, and philosophy
  • enjoy small, seminar-style classes and individual attention
  • earn up to 6 credits (which may fulfill GH, US, and GHA requirements)

For more information on Adventure Literature courses for 2017, check out this Powerpoint:

Adventure Literature Courses for 2017