Georgetown, Maine (U.S.A.)

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At a site situated on a 50-acre peninsula in Georgetown Island, Maine, you will reflect on the meaning of "the Good Life" while studying Henry David Thoreau and contemporary back-to-the-landers in a tranquil, woodland setting. Through lectures, field trips, group discussions, and opportunities for hands-on work with boat building, gardening and forestry, the course explores themes such as the tensions between autonomy and belonging, solitude and community, utopianism and nostalgia, engagement and escape. A Manhattan College professor leads this course.

Dates Offered

This is a 15-day long program.

  • Summer break

Courses & Credits

This course is open to all majors.

  • 3 credits
  • RELS 377: The Good Life: Religion and the Environment