Mar 20, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 276 - Religion and Plants

A multi-disciplinary, comparative approach to the study of human beings and their religious, cultural relationship with plants, especially plants deemed special or powerful. Ethnobotany and the study of religion will provide the basis for comparing diverse views about plants, especially indigenous worldviews and modern botany. Philosophical analysis will help us to make sense of the ethical and metaphysical implications at work as we move from cross-cultural examples to our own “grapplings” with the challenging concept of plants as persons.

Credits 1

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Structure/Power/Inequality