WS 505 (01) - Survey in Women's Studies

Survey/Sustainability&Spirit

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 11480
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
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
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 T 5:10pm - 7:30pm HS 126
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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? This course will inspire curiosity, develop understanding & perspective-taking, clarify standards of thinking & create effective communicators.