F&ES 783Eb/REL903H / 2015-2016

Introduction to Religion and Ecology (Jan 19-Mar 1)

Credits: 2

Spring 2016: Tu, 4:00-5:15, ISPS, 77 Prospect - A001
 
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Please note: this is an online course

You must officially be registered in OCS (online course selection) for invite to the Canvas system for online access

You will also have weekly meetings on Tuesday 4:00-5:15



This six-week hybrid course introduces the newly emerging field of religion and ecology and traces its development over the past several decades. It explores human relations to the natural world as differentiated in religious and cultural traditions. In particular, it investigates the symbolic and lived expressions of these interconnections in diverse religious texts, ethics, and practices. In addition, the course draws on the scientific field of ecology for an understanding of the dynamic processes of Earth’s ecosystems. The course explores parallel developments in human-Earth relations defined as religious ecologies. Similarly, it identifies narratives that orient humans to the cosmos, namely, religious cosmologies. This is online hybrid course, no shopping period

F&ES 783 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 784: Western Religions and Ecology (Mar 8 - Apr 26)
F&ES 785: East Asian Religions and Ecology

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