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Title: Theological Ethics
Course Section Number: REL-270-01
Department: Religion
Description: The Fall 2022 offering of this course can fulfill a requirement for the Environmental Studies minor. This is a discussion course that examines the relationship between religion and ethics from many different perspectives, beginning with theological models of talking about God, the self, and ethical goods and ending with discussions of specific ethical problems. We examine ethical perspectives rooted in analyses of human virtue, conceptions of freedom and liberation, calculations of public goods, and the challenges of weighing likely outcomes of policies. The emphasis in FA 2022 will be on environmental ethics. Students will read about the economics of climate change, innovative technologies with complex moral implications, and green home design. The class will also build a replica of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond, which the College plans to use on one of its wetland properties.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00AM - 08:50AM, Center Hall, Room 300
Faculty: Nelson, Derek

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REL-270-01
Theological Ethics
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