Undergraduate Course: Ecology, Ethics and Religion (THET10021)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The study of ecological ethics, and the investigation of the relationship between ecological ethics and religions through primary texts in ecological ethics and religious environmentalism, and case studies of religious practice in relation to ecological issues.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Blogs 20%, Mid-term Essay 30%, End of semester Essay 50%.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course learners should be able to do the following: expound compare and critically discuss specified concepts and approaches in ecological ethics, and religious practices and beliefs in relation to ecology; describe critically the relationship between religious and philosophical narrations of creation/nature and human being, and in particular as these affect the natural environment; display a capacity for moral reasoning to contemporary ecological dilemmas; demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings; demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Michael Northcott
Tel: (0131 6)50 8947
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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