MA concentration in Religion and Ecology
The Master of Arts program is a two-year master's degree designed for students who wish to acquire a foundation in theological and religious studies as preparation for further studies at the doctoral level, teaching at the high school or community college level, leadership in social arenas where religion and ethics can or could play a key role, or personal exploration and interest.
The concentration in Religion and Ecology encourages students to explore the many facets of this emerging interdisciplinary field. Students can combine exploration of theological, philosophical, historical, psychological and biblical perspectives on religion, nature and the ecological potentiality of the world religions and emergent eco-spiritualities, with sociological and ethical study of environmental justice, climate change, and the multiple religious responses. Themes of gender, race, the animal, global politics, and activism can intersect in this concentration. Students also have opportunity to take courses in environmental studies in the College of Liberal Arts, adding economic, anthropological, scientific and literary dimensions to their course of study.