F&ES 736Eb / 2015-2016
Environmental Ethics (Online: dates TBD)
You must add this course to your OCS (online course selection) worksheet for invite into the Canvas online system.
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, environmental economics, 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. The course will be graded credit/fail.
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