F&ES 736Eb / 2014-2015

Environmental Ethics (Online) (Mar 2- April 20)

Credits: 2

Spring 2015: M, 12:00-1:00, Kroon 321
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Please register during online registartion period. Course may be dropped later if desired.

Environmental issues are closely tied to ethical considerations such as the impacts on public health, future generations, less industrialized nations, and non-human entities. This course is designed to provide a broad overview of topics related to ethics and the environment including perspectives of environmental ethics (e.g., anthropocentrism), environmental justice, and climate change. The intersection of ethics and the environment could be studied from multiple disciplines such as philosophy, history, anthropology, medicine or environmental science. All perspectives and backgrounds are welcome in this course. The purpose of this class is not to distinguish “right” from “wrong” but to encourage critical thinking and discussion on the ethical consequences of environmental decisions and to provide a better understanding of key topics on ethics and the environment. This course will be conducted as a hybrid in-person/online class over a 6 week period
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