FEATURED COURSES · FALL 2019

The Environment: Religion & Ethics

Envir St / Relig St 270


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Tue / Thur + various discussion sections on Friday
9:55 - 10:45 AM
3 credits


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Environmental Humanities Foundation
UW Designations
Humanities Intermediate

Instructor

Anna Gade
Anna Gade
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The study of global religions helps us understand how the environment is made up of both visible and unseen phenomena. This includes the ethics, values, and expressions that shape responses to environmental change, challenge, and crisis; religious commitments can lead to cooperation or conflict about resources. We will answer the question: Why have some environmentalists claimed that worldviews that are "anthropocentric" (human-centered) are root causes of environmental problems? And how is it that many people -- religious and non-religious -- expect that religions can provide awareness, and even hope, to confront today's environmental challenges? This course draws on diverse case studies of named and unnamed religious traditions, including forms of Christianity, Hinduism, and those of native tribes of Wisconsin. Short writing assignments are suited to non-humanities majors. Course fulfills degree requirements in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies.


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