Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
STS 4300 Environmental Ethics
Prerequisite: STS 2400
This course is designed to extend the traditional boundaries of the ethical relationships between humans to the nonhuman world in the natural environment. Philosophical and social issues have surfaced in the twenty-first century emerging as environmental ethical dilemmas demanding resolution. Case studies and a variety of interdisciplinary literature pieces are incorporated to consider the impact of the ethical dilemmas and to evaluate their social influences.