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REL 212 Religion, Nature, and the Environment 4cr

This course explores, through textual study and field experience, the manifold ways that humans as religious and/or spiritual entities try to make sense of their place in the cosmos and the ethical responsibilities that are incumbent upon them if they are to live in a mutually enhancing and sustainable relationship to their environment. The religious and ethical sensibilities of particular religious traditions such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism, among others, along with ecologically informed movements such as deep ecology and ecofeminism, and the work of nature writers, theorists, and religious naturalists are explored.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion or Language/ Global Issues