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College of Extended Learning

Environmental Ethics

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 3206 Three (3) credit hours

This course delves into some of the problems that face the development of an environmental ethic, including whether nature deserves moral consideration, what parts of nature count and what parts don’t, and how economic thinking is related to ethical thinking. Students will also look at various systematic theories of environmental ethics, consider the practical implications of these philosophical theories for daily life, and make a detailed study of Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac, which shaped the whole discipline.

Instructor: Scott Dunham (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 4 x Written Assignments (worth 25% each)

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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