In this course, students will be introduced to philosophical ethics and its application to contemporary environmental issues. Environmental degradation is easily recognizable; however, the obligation to remedy or prevent such degradation is highly contested. Students will examine and consider the nature and extent of moral responsibility as it pertains to the natural world. After building a foundational understanding of environmental ethical theory and concepts, a number of contemporary environmental issues will be examined (including environmental justice, climate change, population and consumption, food ethics, sustainability, pollution and waste management).
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6
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