Religious Studies | Religion, Ecology, & The Self
R236 | 3766 | haberman


The essence of Deep Ecology is to ask deeper questions.  We face many problems in the world today; many argue that these problems
are deeply interconnected.  Deep Ecology is one response to global problems.  It seeks fundamental transformations in our views of
world and self, claiming that there is no ontological divide in the forms of life.  Deep Ecology, therefore, aims for an
environmentally sustainable and spiritually rich way of life that recognizes the intrinsic value of all life forms and the
enchantment of the world.  This course involves an introductory examination of Deep Ecology from a Religious Studies perspective
that investigates traditions in terms of their thought, action, and communities.