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INDS 525

Technology, Wilderness, and Creation

Embark on an eight-day voyage in an open rowing/sailing boat in the Gulf Islands as you reflect prayerfully on the nature of place and pilgrimage in the Christian life. Reflect on the writings of those many Christians whose own understanding of God has been focused by the experience of voyaging on the sea. No previous sailing/ rowing experience required. This course is offered in partnership with A Rocha Canada, with contributions from Rick Faw and Ruth Des Cotes. Also contributing is Erik Wilkinson, sailing master.

Maximum enrollment: 12 credit students.
Additional course fee: $575
Location: This course takes place off-site, on a boat sailing between the Gulf Islands.

Additional Info

Note: This course has a special registration process. Due to the great popularity of this course in past years, and to ensure fairness for all students, registration will be based on a lottery system. Registration for this course will open at 10 am PST on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. All registrations received within the first 24 hours (until 10 am PST on February 26) will be placed in a pool, from which students will be chosen by random selection until the maximum enrollment has been reached. Any students remaining in the pool will be chosen by random selection to determine their spot on the waitlist. Any registrations received after 10 am on February 26 will then be added to the waitlist (or to the course, if space permits) in the order they are received. Students will be notified by email regarding their placement in the course (or on the waitlist) within three business days.

Although this course is an elective and not a requirement for any program, some students may find it especially well-suited to the focus of their program (depending, for example, on their MA concentration). In order to appeal for special consideration for placement in this course, contact the Senior Academic Administrator ( by no later than February 18. Note that special consideration will be considered only where it is demonstrated that a course is integral to one’s concentration.

Note: The deadline for dropping the course with a 100% refund is 4:30 pm on June 1. Payment deadline for all course tuition and fees is also June 1. There are no refunds after June 1, but this course may be dropped without refund until June 15.

Credit Hours:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

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