This course intends to help you both pose and answer ethical questions around our relationship with the environment. From pollution to population, from traditional knowledge to bioengineering, from animal rights to human rights, we will investigate our problematic history and current status to see how we can help prevent further damage to the planet and enable future generations to recover from our mounting crisis. Relying on historical and contemporary philosophical arguments around justice and human rights, we will attach their claims to our ecological arguments. (3,0,0)
ENGL 101 or Permission of Instructor.