BSOC 2061

BSOC 2061

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Politicians, scientists, and citizens worldwide face many environmental issues today, but they are neither simple nor straightforward. Moreover, there are many ways to understand how we have, do, and could value the environment from animal rights and wise use to deep ecology and ecofeminism. This class acquaints students with some of the challenging moral issues that arise in the context of environmental management and policy-making, both in the past and the present. Environmental concerns also highlight important economic, epistemological, legal, political, and social issues in assessing our moral obligations to nature as well as other humans. This course examines various perspectives expressed in both contemporary and historical debates over environmental ethics by exploring four central questions: What is nature? Who counts in environmental ethics? How do we know nature? Whose nature?

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8091 BSOC 2061   LEC 001

  •  8098 BSOC 2061   DIS 201

  •  8099 BSOC 2061   DIS 202

  •  8100 BSOC 2061   DIS 203

  •  8101 BSOC 2061   DIS 204

  • 17091 BSOC 2061   DIS 205

  • 17092 BSOC 2061   DIS 206