PHL 241: Environmental Ethics

online available

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

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

offered online   offered online

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

offered online   offered online

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 2/2/22

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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