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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 130 Environmental Ethics

Credits: (3)
This course introduces students to moral concepts that will help them understand humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The first part of the course considers the extent to which traditional moral concepts can be extended to non-human aspects of the world. Later, students will explore more non-traditional approaches to the issue, including biocentrism, ecocentrism, ecofeminism and Native American perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to apply theoretical tools to an examination of some practical issues surrounding the environment and sustainability, such as global climate change, overpopulation and pollution.