1. Develop an understanding of the various ecological ideologies 2. Build knowledge in conducting primary research about the environment 3. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving strategies connected to enviornmental problems 4. Expand English vocabulary and environment terminology
This seminar aims to familiarize students with past and present environmental thought in a global context. An emphasis will be placed on the different ideologies of ecology based on culture, religion and gender.
Communicating Nature by Julia B. Corbett, Island Press
Reading material will be placed on reserve in the library
Attendance/ Active participation/ Reading/ Leading discussions/two research-based papers/two presentations/weekly journal responses
１．Overview of course and syllabus ２．Historical background on environmental problems ３．Development of environmental belief systems ４．Introduction to Environmental Ideologies ５．Conservationism/Preservationism ６．Ethical ideology: Animal rights ７．Student research presentation and research paper ８．Deep Ecology ９．Social Ecology 10．Eco-feminism 11．Native ecological ideologies 12．Religion and Ecology 13．Links between ideologies, attitudes and behavior 14．Preparation for primary research about the environment 15．Student research presentation and research paper
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