This hybrid-class will combine the studies of literature and writing, geographic investigation and visual documentation in exploring “place” as inspiration. Like the explorers of old, the class will travel through southern Utah and consider how the unique landscape impacted lives and psyche of the early frontiersmen as well as the indigenous peoples of the area. Much like the early explorers- artists, scientists, and writers often worked as innovative teams for sharing information in creative ways. All of the the recording on our journey will be carefully edited into an interdisciplinary narrative that will incorporate the story of our examinations into book form.