[F&ES 785Eb/REL917H] / 2015-2016

East Asian Religions and Ecology

Credits: 2

Spring 2016: Time and location TBA


Please note: this is an online course (Dates TBD). You must start on , no exceptions.
You will also have weekly in person meetings

Please join course on ClassesV2 for invite to online system

This  six-week hybrid 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 online hybrid course, no shopping periodPrerequisites for F&ES 785:
F&ES 783: Introduction to Religion and Ecology (Jan 19-Mar 1)

Limited to 30