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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP508 Course ID: 2730 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an advanced study of environmental issues from a moral and philosophical approach. Issues raised in the course and through student research and writing will include: the moral obligation or lack thereof, to preserve and protect the environment; the ethical presumptions that underlie environmental policy; the traditional theories of moral philosophy applicable to contemporary environmental problems; and the potential for a new concept of the relationship between humanity and nature.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Critique the philosophical bases and key arguments for various environmental ethical positions.
  • LO-2 Compare and contrast various philosophical positions for protecting the environment.
  • LO-3 Analyze real-life ecological and social implications of adopting various environmental ethics.
  • LO-4 Evaluate the underlying environmental ethics of the United States government.
NameGrade %
Discussions 10.00 %
Week 1: Ethics in the Environmental Profession 1.00 %
Week 2: Part of or Apart from Nature? 2.00 %
Weeks 3 & 4: Environmental Ethics in Current Events 2.00 %
Week 5: Value in Environmental Ethics 2.00 %
Weeks 6 & 7: Applied Ethics 2.00 %
Week 8: Economic Development and Sustainability 1.00 %
Comparative Analysis 50.00 %
APA Style Reference List 5.00 %
Data Gathering 10.00 %
Comparative Paper on Theoretical Worldviews 35.00 %
Applications 40.00 %
Case Study in Environmental Ethics 20.00 %
Presentation 20.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Critique the philosophical bases and key arguments for various environmental ethical positions.
  • LO-2 Compare and contrast various philosophical positions for protecting the environment.
  • LO-3 Analyze real-life ecological and social implications of adopting various environmental ethics.
  • LO-4 Evaluate the underlying environmental ethics of the United States government.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author:No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.