Courses

ENST 103 Intro to Environment & Culture

In order to think critically about Environmental Studies, this course will ask you to question how you describe, explain, and relate to nature through language, ideology, and media. To do this we will examine conceptions of nature drawn from the Humanities: philosophy, religion, literature, and art. An understanding of these disciplines will help us gain insight into contemporary environmental debates. The class will examine some of the following questions: What is our relationship to nature? How does nature have value? How has religion contributed to our conceptions of nature? How has English as a language and literary tradition evolved different ways of expressing our relationship to the natural world? Have recent environmental activists articulated a compelling rhetoric? Links to themes of environmental justice, science of the critical zone, and sustainability, connecting this course to the other two introductory courses for the Environmental Studies Program. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

INQ 110 American Film

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
B Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

RELG 140 Religion At the Movies

This course critically probes the way contemporary film reveal points of tension between religious traditions and the societies in which they are embedded. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

RELG 295 Mthds & Theories Stdy of Relg

By comparing early theories of religion, testing classic definitions and concepts, we appreciate and evaluate modern and postmodern methods and theories in religious studies. Along the way we gauge the implications of thinking about religious studies as a distinct subject, but also think reflectively about our role as observers of the world's religions as part of vast landscapes of human experiences and cult. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One prior RELG course. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
X Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

RELG 412 Senior Thesis

At the end of the junior year every maj or will register with a member of the de partment to study and write a major pape r in the final year. Guidelines, require ments and dates are explained in "The Se nior Thesis." Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
ML Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris