PHIL 229 Environmental Ethics [GEKH]
A course addressing ethical and other philosophical issues concerning the environment. The course introduces philosophical perspectives on the environment from a variety of traditions and perspectives, and applies these perspectives to such issues as climate change, animals rights, preservation, pollution, sustainability, population, energy and future generations.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - Philosophy is one of the fundamental disciplines of the Humanities. The traditions and methodology of philosophy can be introduced by the study any of a number of specific fields within philosophy. This course is an introduction to philosophy through the study of environmental ethics, the area of philosophy that examines morality - right and wrong, good and evil, and the good life as it applies to environmental issues. This course is a general education course because it is an introduction to the discipline of philosophy that provides students the opportunity to learn what the discipline of philosophy provides to one's overall intellectual development. More generally, its method is critical reasoning a habit of mind that everyone needs and it addresses some of the most fundamental concepts in human thought - the right and the good. Both the skills and concepts addressed in this course help students in their educations, careers, and personal lives.
Keywords: philosophy , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Humanities (GEKH) , ethics , environmental
Updates: Course Rotation added 1/2015; Approved for GEKH 11/2011, effective Fall 2011; New Course 3/2011, effective Spring 2011
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