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Special Topics Course: Waste Not, Want Not: Stories of Wastefulness in Religion & Society ENV382H1S
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Qualifications

University of Toronto graduate students who have completed one year of graduate study and who have a demonstrated scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: religion & environment, religion, environmental geography, environmental ethics, environmental sociology. Course Description: Do religions have environmental ethics? This course will explore religious approaches to environmental ethics within three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Religious environmentalists have used teachings from the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Quran as exemplars of sustainability. Others, however, claim that these texts teach domination, anthropocentrism and hierarchical values. Among other texts, this course will look at sources from the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Talmud, Quran, Hadith, medieval commentaries and modern sources. We will study environmental movements within these faiths and how values are translated into lived religion. Our understanding will be augmented through field trips where we will explore how environmental teachings are being interpreted within faith communities.

Details

Department
Course ID
ENV382H1S
Campus
St. George
Salary
Course Enrollment
60
Dates of Appointment
January 1 - April 30, 2018
Number of Positions
1
Number of Hours
60
How to Apply
For most recent course syllabus, go to: http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/Under… Applicants must submit an application containing: (i) a cover letter, explaining why they are qualified for the course(s) to which they are applying, and (ii) a résumé (including academic and applied environmental experience). Applicants must merge these two documents into ONE single pdf or Word File, and must include their surname in the filename. Example: Smith_ENV_TAapplication_Jun2018.pdf Applicants are requested not to apply to TA positions for which they do not have the qualifications listed under "Qualifications". Email application file to David Powell, Undergraduate Student Advisor, School of the Environment: david.powell@utoronto.ca
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