Assignments for May 4, 6

Monday, May 4 – PRESENTATIONS

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings.  Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course.  Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length.  Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (13 copies) bearing your name and project title.

Wednesday, May 6 – PAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay documenting the process and outcome of your research project.  Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible.  Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style.  Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for April 27, 29, May 1

Monday, April 27 – PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday, April 29 – PRESENTATIONS

Friday, May 1 – PRESENTATIONS

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings.  Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course.  Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length.  Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (13 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for April 20, 22, 24

Monday, April 20 –

No assigned readings; in-class screening of Journey of the Universe.

Wednesday, April 22 –

No assigned readings; in-class screening of Journey of the Universe (continued).

Friday, April 24 – REPORT DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project over the past month.  Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible.  Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for April 13, 15, 17

Monday, April 13 –

Read the assigned handouts on Gaia; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

“God and Gaia”
“Gaia”
“Gaia Foundation and Earth Community Network”
“Gaian Mass”
“Gaian Pilgrimage”

Wednesday, April 15 –

Read the assigned handouts on Biophilia; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

“Biophilia”
“Geophilia”
“Conservation Biology”
“Restoration Ecology and Ritual”

Friday, April 17 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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Assignments for April 6, 8, 10

Monday, April 6 –

Read the assigned handouts on Goddess/Wicca; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

“Messages from the Past”
“Wicca”
“Wicca—Dianic”

Wednesday, April 8 –

Read the assigned handouts on Ecofeminism; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

“The Ecology of Feminism and the Feminism of Ecology”
“Ecology is a Sistah’s Issue Too”

Friday, April 10 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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Assignments for March 30, April 1, 3

Monday, March 30 –

Read the assigned handouts on Animism; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

“Animism”
“Animism—A Contemporary Perspective”
“Animism—Humanity’s Original Religious Worldview”

Wednesday, April 1 –

Read the assigned handouts on Paganism; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

“Paganism—Contemporary”
“Pagan Calendar”
“Pagan Environmental Ethics”
“Pagan Festivals in North America”
“Pagan Festivals—Contemporary”
“Pagan Music”

Friday, April 3 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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Assignments for March 16, 18, 20

Monday, March 16 –

Explore the research resources listed on the Research page; come prepared to outline what you found and to discuss your potential research topic(s).

Wednesday, March 18 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

Friday, March 20 – PROPOSAL DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project.  Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources.  Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished proposal an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for March 9, 11, 13

bohannonMonday, March 9 –

Read pages 283-296 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Cobb, “The Christian, the Future, and Paolo Soleri”

Abdul-Matin, “Green Mosques”

Wednesday, March 11 –

Read pages 297-317 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Kearns, “Religion and Environmental Justice”

Benstein, “Tzedek and the City”

Friday, March 13 –

Read pages 319-336 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Boff, “Liberation Theology and Ecology”

Cone, “Whose Earth Is It, Anyway”

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Assignments for March 2, 4, 6

bohannonMonday, March 2 –

Read pages 215-239 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Bohannon, “Introduction” (Part Three: City)

McFague, “Where We Live”

Brown, “Staying Grounded in a High-Rise Building”

Wednesday, March 4 –

Read pages 241-255 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Minogue, “City Practice and Bush Practice”

Merchant, “Partnership”

Friday, March 6 –

Read pages 257-281 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Daniell, “Divining New Orleans”

Kjellberg, “Eino and Elisa”

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Assignments for February 23, 25, 27

bohannonMonday, February 23 –

Read pages 177-186 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Wirzba, “Caring and Working”

Taylor, “The Tractor Is My Pulpit”

Wednesday, February 25 –

Read pages 187-200 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Shiva, “The Women of Chipko”

Maathai, “Sacred Groves, Sacred No More”

Friday, February 27 –

Read pages 201-214 of Religions and Environments; come prepared to outline each essay and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Daneel, “A Tree-Planting Eucharist”

Darlington, “The Tree Ordination Ceremony”

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