The University of St. Thomas

Environmental Ethics
Title:Environmental Ethics
Course Number:258
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Laumakis, Stephen J
Time:0935 - 1040
Location:John Roach Center St Paul
Room:JRC 222
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 09/03 12/19 M  -  W   -  F 7 1 8
Course Description:
Consideration of the ethical issues arising from human interaction with the environment, including population pressure, pollution, conservation and preservation. Focus is on the grounds of our obligation to resolve such issues; the question of what persons and things are worthy of moral consideration; and the respective roles of individuals, organizations and government in addressing environmental problems. Case studies will be used to trace the implications of various ethical and political theories. Prerequisites: PHIL 214 or 215 and ENVR 151 (ENVR 151 is waived for philosophy majors and minors)