"Landscapes of the Mind" at MSU

"Landscapes of the Mind" at MSU

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DiSavino, Becky
Need a break from cell phones ringing while you’re getting a latte? Ever wonder what it was like to be a woman in the Old-West mining days? Perhaps you’ve been curious about the role the railroad has played in Montana’s economy, government, and society? Or maybe you just feel like getting out this summer and doing something different?

This summer MSU will again offer “Landscapes of the Mind,” a series of continuing education workshops. This combination of off-campus exploration and classroom seminars, conducted by world-class researchers and outstanding teachers from MSU’s Letters & Science faculty, will allay any concerns you may have about limited learning environments. There are no prerequisites; it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or more advanced, an MSU student or alumnus, community member or out-of-towner—all are welcome to participate.

Choose a two-day trip to Yellowstone and Island Park, Idaho with MSU Professor of Geology Todd Feeley, in which you’ll begin to uncover the history of this region’s volcanoes. Or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a luxurious vacation traveling through European vineyards? Search no further, you can do just that right here in Bozeman—you’ll enjoy a day outside gaining insight into the geology of the Bozeman area with relevance to the geologic factors that help shape the complex flavor of wine. This particular workshop concludes with a late-afternoon wine tasting.

Course options don’t stop there. “Landscapes of the Mind” courses vary widely in subject matter and class activity, aside from one common denominator: a focus on Montana topics and issues. These diverse workshops offer a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of where you live—hands on—in a small group setting.

For more information go to www.montana.edu/lettersandscience or call 994-6683 for a brochure. The following is a list of classes, dates, and fees (for an additional fee they can be taken for credit).

“Mining Town Women”
Hist 280
June 11-12, 2005. $225

“Law and Order in the Old West”
SOC 280
June 17-19, 2005. $225

“Dinosaur Paleontology at Egg Mountain
Geol 280
June 24-26, 2005. $270 (includes hotel)

“Shakespeare and Power”
June 25, 2005. $95

“Terroir and the Geology of Wine”
Saturday, July, 9. $95

“Railways Under the Big Sky”
July 16, 2005. $95.

“Super Volcanoes of Yellowstone”
Geol 280
July 22-24, 2005. $340 (includes hotel)
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