Climate Change,End Times,Sustainability

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode THMIN-CC
Vaknaam Climate Change,End Times,Sustainability
Niveau(s) universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 7.5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Climate Change, End Times and Sustainable Futures
Leerdoelen At the conclusion of this course, students will:
- identify problematic assumptions concerning humanity's relationship with nature and their implications for existential thinking
- describe and analyse the diverse ideological currents in discourses on climate change and appropriate responses
- synthesise diverse perspectives on existential crisis and opportunity into proposals for concrete responses to climate challenges across diverse contexts
- develop their own argument and vision for sustainability and responses to climate change and articulate that argument and vision in written form for diverse audiences
- critically interrogate assumptions about climate, nature, environment and humanity that form the basis of diverse religious, secular, philosophical and spiritual belief systems and worldviews and their implications for responding to climate change, including one's own.
Omschrijving Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges facing the planet in the 21st century. How to effectively respond to climate change and prepare for new social, political, economic, moral and environmental realities are urgent issues that need to be addressed across all levels of society. What are the visions and resources available across different theological, philosophical and spiritual traditions for understanding and responding to climate change? How do these different visions influence the ways in which various groups and actors interpret climate change and the solutions they offer (or don’t offer)? This course explores these and other questions through a consideration of eschatological end times visions, the promotion of technology and economy as effective solutions to the climate change challenge, alongside ethical and existential questions regarding humanity’s relationship to and responsibility for nature and future generations.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm group tutorials, lectures, readings, self-study
(Online lectures (podcast episodes) and small group tutorials)
Toetsvorm actieve deelname, opdracht(en)
(Reading responses (comments and questions) via Perusall; research essay; policy paper.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Prof. Dr. E.K. Wilson
Docent(en) G. Andrejc, PhD. ,dr. T. Otten ,Dr. J. Tarusarira ,Prof. Dr. E.K. Wilson
  • Het is mogelijk om het vak voor 5 ECTS te volgen: THMIN-CC5
  • In geval van noodsituaties of overmacht, zoals een maatschappelijke lockdown, moeten er mogelijk wijzigingen worden aangebracht in de lesroosters, toetsing en beoordeling. De docent zal je zo snel mogelijk informeren over deze wijzigingen, mocht een dergelijke situatie zich voordoen.
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