English 239: "Tales of the Sea" on the Windjammer, Roseway
Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands;Norman Island, British Virgin Islands;St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands;St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands;Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Consent of Instructor, Paideia 111, 112, or transfer equivalents
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HEPT-Human Expression, Primary Texts
INSTRUCTOR: Nick Preus (English)
Course Description: This J-Term, “Tales of the Sea” and the schooner, Roseway, will sail from the Virgin Islands to the Leeward Islands: St. Martin, St. Barts, Nives, Antigua, etc. This region of the Caribbean has a rich history and contains some of the best sailing in the world, with clear waters, fresh wind, and rugged coastlines. We will sail from island to island, reading, writing, snorkeling, hiking, sailing small boats, and crewing on the last of the working Grand Banks schooners. As we voyage we will read what sailors before us have said about the sea, and record our own reflections in journals and during anchor-watches. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience how people traveled the oceans on the power of the wind. Explore the history, literature, and hands-on life of the sea. The course is open to all majors, no experience necessary. Just bring your sense of adventure.
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