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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PHIL 146 - Environmental Ethics

5 Credits
Environmental Ethics introduces students to the moral relations between human beings and their natural environment. Topics for Environmental Ethics may include animal rights, population and consumption, pollution, climate change, economics and the environment, and sustainability.


Quarters Typically Offered

Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students needing AA degree credit; students needing AA HUM distribution credit; students with an interest in ethics, ecology, or current affairs; students with an interest in environmental issues; general students.
Active Date 2014-09-02

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
1. Environmental Ethics in traditional religions such as Indigenous Religions, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism 2. Perspectives on the Environment and Animals found in Traditional Western Philosophical Traditions such as Descartes, Kant, and Bentham 3. Biocentric perspectives and Ecocentric perspectives 4. Lifeboat ethics 5. Population issues 6. Food and Water 7. Trash and Waste 8. Sustainability 9. Climate Change 10. Environmental Racism

Student Learning Outcomes
Critically examine issues and arguments in environmental ethics

Communicate effectively about issues and arguments in environmental ethics

Identify and explain central concepts relevant to environmental ethics

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