Course List

Intro to Environment & Culture -

ENVI 103 A

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

In order to think critically abour 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)

First Contact -

INQ 110 M

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

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.

Religions & Philosophies China -

PHIL 218 A

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An interdisciplinary examination of the philosophical and religious traditions of East Asia. Topics include the central ideas and practices of these traditions , their historical development, their st yles of reasoning, and the relationship between religion and philosophy. (Cross- listed with Religion 218). Lecture: 3 hr s/wk.

Religions & Philosophies China -

RELG 218 A

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An interdisciplinary examination of the philosophical and religious traditions of East Asia. Topics include the central ideas and practices of these traditions , their historical development, their st yles of reasoning, and the relationship between religion and philosophy. (Cross- listed with Philosophy 218). Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.