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Number:SC201
Name:Environmentalism: Philosophy, Ethics, and History
Description:This examines how our senses of being a part of (rather than apart from) our environment and of our responsibility to the environment have arisen, in part through readings among the foundation documents of the "Green Ethic." It emphasizes that the "Green Ethic" is only in part a matter of ethics; it is also a matter of humanity's self-preservation.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: 1.Explain why humans cannot be considered to be independent of the natural world 2.Explain why the environment matters to individuals, businesses, and society 3.Describe the philosophical roots of environmental problems 4.Outline the history of the environmental movement 5.Describe main threads in environmentalist thinking 6.Explain how understanding the past may help humanity solve present problems

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2015 Classic Edition Sources: Environmental Studies EASTON 5TH MCG (c)
S 2015 FIRST ALONG THE RIVER KLINE 4TH 12 RLPG
S 2013 First Along the River 1-4422-0399-4 Kline, Benjamin 4TH 12 Acada Books
S 2013 Sources: Notable Sel. in Environmental Studies 0-07-352764-5 Easton, Thomas 4TH 12 Dushkin Publishing Group,
F 2005 COLLAPSE:HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL DIAMOND 5
F 2005 FIRST ALONG THE RIVER KLINE 2ND 00
S 2002 First Along the River 0-9655029-5-3 Kline 2 Acada
S 2002 Notable Selections in Environmental Studie 0-07-303186-0 Goldfarb 2 MCG
F 2000 First Along the River 0-9655029-5-3 Kline 2 Acada
F 2000 Notable Selections in Environmental Studie 0-07-303186-0 Goldfarb 2 MCG
F 1999 First Along the River 0-9655029-0-2 Kline Acada
F 1999 Notable Selections in Environmental Studies 0-697-32894-5 Goldfarb Brown