Religious Studies | Religion, Ecology, and the Self
R236 | 14793 | D. Haberman

Class carries COLL A&H distribution. Meets a Critical Issues
tradition in the major.

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.