Climate Change,End Times,Sustainability

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode THB3-CCET
Vaknaam Climate Change,End Times,Sustainability
Niveau(s) universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 7.5
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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 a proposal for concrete responses to climate challenges
  • developing their own argument and vision for sustainability and responses to climate change and articulating that argument and vision in written form for diverse audiences
  • evaluate different theoretical and methodological approaches to the political, economic, social and existential crises raised by climate change
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
Toetsvorm
(Group work - readings and discussion leading (10%); Podcast recordings (20%); Policy paper (30%); Individual research essay (40%))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Prof. Dr. E.K. Wilson
Docent(en) G. Andrejc, PhD. ,Dr. J. Tarusarira ,Prof. Dr. E.K. Wilson
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Literature to be distributed during the course
  • It is possible to take the course for 5 ECTS: THB3-CCTE5
  • “In the event of emergency situations and force majeur, such as societal lockdown, changes may need to be made to class schedules and assessment. Your lecturer will inform you of these changes as soon as possible, should such a situation arise.”
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