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Religion and Ecological Sustainability (RELST 2273)

Fulfills a requirement for the religious studies major.

This course serves as both an introduction to the academic study of religion and a survey of major topics in the intersections of religious communities and environmentally sustainable practices. Using real cases of environmentally sustainable, religiously oriented communities, we explore how myth, ritual, symbols, doctrines, and ideologies of time and space are activated in practical living decisions. This class involves readings of both primary sources, poetry and literature, secondary sources, films and site visits.

3 credits. Offered in the fall.

Other religious studies courses offered at Cornell.


Radhika Narasimhan

Being a religious studies major really allowed me to develop persuasive and descriptive capabilities that I don't think a lot of science students get exposure to.

— Radhika Narasimhan '19