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Ecopsychology

PSYC 210

Credits: 
4

As an emerging subfield within psychology, ecopsychology is concerned with increasing the emotional, psychical, and soul connections to the natural world. This course will examine the deep links between placehood and selfhood, (identity), cartographic consciousness, and the historical psychosocial characteristics associated with the Earth’s elements, lunar, and solar cycles. Therapeutic modalities and outcomes related to cultivating I-Thou relationships with an ensouled world are reviewed. Students will also gain a better understanding of the devastating effects of violence, exploitation, injustice, and chronic suffering on nature, ecological systems, trans-species relationships, and human and non-human relationships. Offered as needed every two to three years.

Time: 
T, R 10:30am - 12:20pm
Course Term: 
Summer 2014
Instructor: 
Course Location: 
MCG 130
Grade Format: 
Letter Grade