Environmental Ethics and Policy

 Summer 2011

    This course considers how the value of the environment and the nonhuman life within it should be understood, and how these understandings should inform public policy and citizens’ activism.  Students are introduced to a variety of ethical and political approaches to the environment, such as consequentialism, deep ecology, and ecofeminism, so that they might develop their own viewpoints.  The policy-relevant implications of industrial society and globalization are also examined.  Throughout the course, special attention is given to the policy issue of hydraulic fracturing in New York State, and students will address the question of how the course material and their own viewpoints relate to this issue.

Course Resources:

See attachments below for course syllabus ("SUM11EECS")

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Jessica Kyle,
Jun 6, 2011, 2:12 PM