PHIL 3520 Environmental Aesthetics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 22.5.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Traditional and contemporary philosophical discussions of aesthetic experience of the natural environment. Beautiful, sublime and picturesque. Natural versus artifactual appreciation. Cultural and urban environments. Environmental and public art. Theories of aesthetic appreciation of environment. Science, emotions and imagination in aesthetic experience. Aesthetic judgments of nature. Aesthetics, ethics and environmental conservation. Urban environmental field trip.
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or Core Studies 10 or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1].