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Introduction to Religious Studies: Religion and Ecology (RELST 2273)
Required 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.
Cornell has a long tradition of openness to diversity, and the Religious Studies program is one of those academic spaces where students and faculty alike can learn how to engage and talk about such diversity.