ENV 375 Environmental Ethics

Examines the development and application of ethical theories that explain the moral relationship between humans and the environment. Deontology, utilitarianism, teleology, virtue ethics, and other theories are discussed. A case study-based approach is used to evaluate the role of ethics in how humans approach the environment at all levels of organization from individuals to nations. Topics may include anthropocentrism, biocentrism, environmental pragmatism, deep ecology, new animism, cultural relativism, and environmental justice. 


3 credits


A grade of C or better in BIO 115 or a 200-level ENV course

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Spring, even years

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