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Math & Science Center - W507
This course is designed to expose students to the philosophical and ethical dimensions of human-nature relationships. This interactive course explores major trends in environmental thought and ethical dimensions of ecological relationships-between humans and nonhuman nature-with particular attention to varying conceptions of nature, health, and environmental justice. Ethical concepts such as utilitarianism, natural law, and intrinsic value, as applied through various approaches to environmentalism-including environmental regulation, natural capital, wise use, environmental justice, eco-feminism, and deep ecology-will be explored. We will consider the a variety of case studies, including ethical debates surrounding genetically altered crops, antibiotic resistance, global climate change, toxics and health, biodiversity, and more. May be used to fulfill an Upper Level Elective requirement for ENVS majors and minors.
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