WS 505 (02) - Survey in Women's Studies

Survey/Sustainability&Spirit

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 11638
In-depth study of topics not covered in regular course offerings. The course explores the breadth and depth of Women's Studies from a historical perspective. In order to understand Women's Studies currently, students look at the historical foundations that contribute social, political, and economic influences on the topics. Barring duplication of topic, may be repeated for credit.
Section Comments: Full Title: Survey in Women's Studies/Sustainability & Spirituality
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Mary Beth Salerno

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 T 4:10pm - 7:00pm MCC 220
Additional Course Details: 

WS 505 Sustainability and Spirituality

Course Description: In this critical-thinking, dialogue-based class, we will look at the relationship between religion, spirituality, ecology and sustainability. In what ways is  our ecological crisis related to our cultural, social, moral and religious values? Can faith traditions and indigenous wisdom provide knowledge and guidance? How can we become empowered eco-citizens to be able to hope and act for change? In this course of both theory ( substantial readings) and praxis, we will learn the fundamental importance of self-care and community, as well as tools for transformation. How can we restore balance to our lives and to our home, the earth?  We will welcome spiritual teachers from diverse wisdom traditions into our class to facilitate these discussions and guide us in practices and rituals.