Spring 2019 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Sustainability and Environmental Justice|
How should we understand our relation to the more-than-human world? What does it mean to act responsibly within our ecological situation? This course will cover conceptual questions about nature, ecology, and value, and practical questions about how to respond to climate change, habitat loss, resource depletion, and other ecological problems. In particular, we will challenge the temptation to idealize "pure" nature as distinct from the site of human practices. As a result, we must consider the complex interrelationships between ecological concerns and concerns about social justice.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(ENVS)(PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Lori Gruen & Dale Jamieson, ads, _Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, 2012
Tim Ingold, _The Perception of the Environment_, 2011
Val Plumwood, _Environmental Culture_, 2005
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short critical responses to readings
Several public blog posts building on class themes with additional sources.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Participation in class discussion and moodle