Franciscan Sustainabiltiy Praxis


Five hours lecture/lab per week. In this course students will explore the Franciscan perspective and traditions of caring for creation, a sustainability praxis. Students will examine the tensions and synergy between science/technology and theology/spirituality in the context of local, national, and global sustainability issues. Students will engage in laboratory activities to understand the origin and limitations of scientific knowledge. Through class activities, media, readings, discussion and nature experiences, students will learn to articulate a personal worldview and sense of place. Students will learn how worldview differences, held beliefs, and lack of scientific knowledge cause sustainability conflicts and hinder successful solutions. Five hours lecture/lab per week. Students may not earn credit for more than one VUSM course at the 100 level. FVT, NS




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