PHIL 3309 Environmental Ethics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 15.1.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Ethical aspects of human treatment of the natural environment, including the moral basis for pollution control, wilderness preservation, energy and resource conservation, protection of endangered species, and sustaining the earth's ecological diversity. Major theories of environmental ethics and their valuational foundations will be examined critically.
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or Core Studies 10 or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1] or permission of the chairperson.