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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 232 - Environmental Ethics

A critical survey of major contemporary discussions of human relationships to nature and the causes of the environmental crisis. Topics will include animal rights, biocentrism, deep ecology, ecofeminism, bio-regionalism, social ecology and sustainability. Special attention will be given to building an ethical vocabulary for interpreting the place of humans in relation to the non-human.

General Education Requirements:  Ethics, Social Contexts and Institutions and Population and the Environment

Prerequisites: No first-year students or one course in philosophy.

Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Credits: 3