2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Basic concepts in environmental ethics such as environmental aesthetics, anthropocentricism, holism, and the role of economic systems will be considered and then applied to contemporary issues such as pollution, wilderness preservation, environmental justice, human predation and domestication of animals, and biomedical research. Questions concerning both theory and practice will be addressed, while at the same time recognizing the importance of understanding the historical and cultural contexts of each. Fundamental ethical theory will be covered - no knowledge of ethics or philosophy is presupposed. While the course does not seek to advocate any particular environmental policy its intention is to develop in students the ability to reach informed and reasoned conclusions concerning environmental policy, and to effectively defend such positions.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: Prerequisites: Upper-Level Courses require completion of ENG 0101, ENG 0102, FS 0102, and the MATH competency
General Education: Philosophical Inquiry

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