PHI 2620 - Environmental Ethics
(3 Credit Hours)
This course meets Area IV requirements for the A.A./A.S. general education requirements. This course presents standard theoretical and practical issues in environmental ethics, such as the question of how to ascribe value to individual life forms and entire ecosystems. It explores the historical roots of environmental problems. Attention is given to issues such as the invasive species problem and water management, which are matters of concern nationally and make particular impact locally. Study and direct field experience of local natural ecosystems is an essential component of the course. Students are responsible to arrange their own transportation to local nature preserves during scheduled class time and pay a very small admission fee to at least one local state park.
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