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AMCULT 354/ENGLISH 312/ENVIRON 354: History & Literature of the Rockies

Course offering for summer 2019 TBD.

Iconic Moulton Barn built in 1913 to shelter horses

History and Literature in the Rockies will be team taught in and around the Jackson Hole area. This course will examine a range of human experiences and expressions of place, centered on the Camp Davis region and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Students will examine human histories and landscapes, tracing these from the first inhabitants to contemporary development, management, and recreational issues. At the same time, the course will explore human expressions of place captured in literature, art, and landscape. We will emphasize journal writing and experiential learning, and will be conducting classes in a number of sites around the area. The centerpiece of the course will be a multi-day trip through Yellowstone National Park, focusing on ways the park has been imagined and on continuing conflicts about managing wilderness.


Amcult 354 will be team taught by two Professors and two graduate student instructors. Faculty for summer 2018 include:




No prerequisites are required. Graduating high school seniors and university students are encouraged to apply. Entering first-year students could arrive on campus in the fall term with 3 humanities credits already earned studying history and literature in the mountains for the west.

Requirement Fulfillment

Satisfies 3 LS&A humanities credits.


Fees & Tuition

Fees: In addition to tuition, a $1200 program fee will apply which covers the cost of food, lodging, books, & transportation. Accepted students have until March 31st, 2018 to cancel. Student cancellations after March 31st, 2018 will be assessed the full Camp Davis program fee.

Tuition: Current tuition rates can be found at the U-M Registrar website. Non-UM (guest) students are charged upper division rates.  If you are unsure how to calculate your tuition cost, please contact us, and we would be happy to help.

Tuition and program fees will be billed electronically to your student account in the 2nd week of June and will be due by June 30th.

Financial Aid

Scholarships:  Students interested in obtaining external scholarships to help offset Amcult 354 costs should visit our Financial Aid page for more information. It's important to note that while students are encouraged to apply, these external scholarship programs are not affiliated with U-M or the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences.

U-M College of LS&A Financial Aid: The LSA Spring and/or Summer Scholarship provides financial support for spring and summer terms to qualified LSA students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. This application process is separate from the Dept. of E&ES Grant program.

U-M Office of Financial Aid: Interested University of Michigan students are encouraged to apply directly for financial aid through the U-M Fin-Aid Office. This application process is separate from the Dept. of E&ES Grant program. 

Unfortunately, guest students are not eligible for U-M Fin-Aid.



Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers and additional information.  Please feel free to contact us directly with any additional questions or concerns. 

Phone: 734-615-8600


Application & Registration

To apply to Amcult 354 program:

  1. Click the link below and complete our online application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis per U-M registration policy. Accepted students will be notified via email.
  2. Within 10 days of acceptance students will be required to submit a $250.00 non-refundable deposit via cash, check, or our online payment portal. Accepted students will receive a portal link via email.
  3. In early March, accepted U-M students who have paid their deposit will receive permission, via email, to register for the course in the Wolverine Access system. Accepted students without an active U-M account will be required to submit a guest student application and registration will be handled by the E&ES Dept.