ENVIRON 214S. Ethical Challenges in Environmental Conservation – Nicholas School Undergraduate Programs

ENVIRON 214S. Ethical Challenges in Environmental Conservation

Instructor: Rebecca Vidra
Curriculum Code: EI, SS, W
Credit: 1 Unit
Course Travel?: No
Prerequisites?: No

Examination of current ethical challenges in environmental conservation. Topics include the philosophical basis and challenges of mankind’s responsibility to the natural world; prioritization of often conflicting conservation efforts; balancing the needs of humans and the environment; the disputed role of scientists as advocates; and the philosophical and political obstacles to conservation efforts. Analysis of the evolving environmental movement, in relation to current issues.