F&ES 785Eb/REL917H / 2014-2015

East Asian Religions and Ecology (Feb 25-April 15)

Credits: 2

Spring 2015: W, 4:00-5:15, ISPS, 77 Prospect -A001
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note: this is a hybrid online course (Feb 16-Apr 1). You must start first week, no exceptions.
You will also have weekly in person meetings

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This course explores views of nature in the East Asian religions of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Students examine historical examples of human-Earth interactions expressed in scriptures, traditions, and ritual practices. In particular, they explore the meaning of “harmony” in Confucianism, “the Way” in Daoism, and “interdependence” in Buddhism. Having retrieved these examples, they evaluate them in light of present environmental insights and challenges. Students also explore contemporary examples of how these religions are engaged in environmental projects within their different communities. In these ways students come to reflect upon values inherent in these religions that have helped to shape and inform cultural interactions with nature in East Asia. This is an online course, no shopping period

Prerequisites for F&ES 785:
F&ES 783: Introduction to Religion and Ecology (Jan 14-Feb 18)

Limited to 30
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