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Feminist Environmental Philosophy and Theology
This course examines eco-feminist and critical perspectives on the relationship between categories such as "human," "woman," "man," and "nature." Influential eco-feminist writings on environmental ethics are brought into conversation with philosophical, interreligious, queer and masculinity studies that also engage environmental issues. Thus, eco-critical masculinity studies and queer studies argue that early eco-feminisms reinscribe gender binaries and privilege Western and Christian theologies. Further, contemporary eco-feminist goals have moved to issues of sustainability. The goal of the course is to examine current interdisciplinary sources that engage environmental ethics, philosophies and theologies. The course will have a practicum component in which students will visit and engage with a local site at which ecological and spiritual practices are being creatively engaged. The practicum, as well as the course as a whole, will encourage students to think critically and creatively about possible theological responses to environmental issues.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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