Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NTRES 4330 - Applied Environmental Philosophy

Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Recommended prerequisite: NTRES 3320 . Only offered Spring of every other year.

J. Tantillo.

Focuses on environmental philosophy and environmental ethics considered as an academic field. Major themes include anthropocentrism versus nonanthropocentrism, intrinsic value, monism versus pluralism, animal rights versus environmental ethics, and various approaches to environmental ethics, including deep ecology, ecofeminism, and pragmatism.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories, and assumptions in ethics and environmental philosophy and more broadly in related sciences and humanities.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to find, access, critically evaluate, and ethically use information.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to integrate quantitative and qualitative information to reach defensible and creative conclusions.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to communicate effectively through writing, speech, and visual information.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to articulate the views of people with diverse moral perspectives.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to demonstrate the capability to work both independently for individual writing assignments and in cooperation with others in discussion sections.

Outcome 7: Students will be able to apply methods of philosophical enquiry to the analysis of one or more major challenges facing humans and the Earth’s resources.

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