Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Mar 27, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASIAN 1100 - FWS: Religion and Ecological Sustainability

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

First-Year Writing Seminar.

J. M. Law.

This course explores the current environmental crisis from the view that religious cosmologies and ideologies play a role in the decisions that both foster and inhibit transitions to sustainable living. We examine cases from major religious traditions of the world, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and indigenous traditions to see how religious ideas form or restrict an ethic for a sustainable future. We will look at cases from agriculture, city planning, community organization and burial practices.   We also explore current intellectual movements and writers who address our theme. This course will include current films, field trips and guest speakers to inspire writing in a number of different genres.

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