This is an introductory survey of religious traditions that locate sacred realities in the natural world, and of ecological traditions that attribute spiritual significance to nature.

Assigned readings are drawn from representative texts covering important traditions in the relevant fields. Research projects allow each participant to supplement our collective effort by exploring an individual interest in greater detail.

Students have the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the relationship between religion and nature; to conduct focused research on a related topic, theme, or issue; and to develop their critical skills for use in educational, professional, and personal settings.