Course Memo

This course studies the development of ecological concern within Catholic Social Teaching, especially the relationship between human and environmental ecology, and the concept of integral ecology as presented in Laudato Si’. It will examine ecological ethics according to theological sources, interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue, and contextual questions. Topics include: role and interpretation of Scripture, preferential option for the poor, role of science, Indigenous ways of life, global and local outlooks. This is a seminar course. Evaluation is based on seminar participation and leadership, short written assignments to facilitate participation, and a final research paper.