Arts

HPA277

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought
HAF218 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HAF227 Contemporary Representations of Gender
HAF228 Religion and Gender
(Not Offered 2011)
HAF229 Gender, Ethics and Society
HAF233 Gender & Youth
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA212 Ethical Professionals
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
HPA216 Knowledge and Belief
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
HPA236 Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics and Creativity
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA237 Philosophy and Film
HPA238 Exceptional Leadership
HPA239 Indian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA244 Aboriginal Philosophy
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA247 Creative Citizenship
HPA248 Morality and the Mind
HPA249 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?
HPA250 Existentialism and Beyond
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA251 Postmodern Thought
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
HPA274 Science and Religion
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
HPA277 Environmental Philosophy
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA289 Political Philosophy
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2011)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence
(Not Offered 2011)

2007 HPA277 Environmental Ethics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA377

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA277 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 L On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [L3D] [R3A] [S3G] [S3T] [S6L] [S7U]
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

For students who want to study a specialised area of applied ethics, and is a unit in the interdisciplinary environmental studies course open to both humanities and science undergraduates. The unit introduces students to the consideration of some philosophical problems in environmental ethics. The following questions are posed in relation to the environment: what are our duties to the environment, to other species, to future generations? how can these duties be determined? are there intrinsic and/or inherent values in nature? These questions are used as a basis for a critique of traditional moral theories. Contemporary moral theories, which have been suggested as plausible alternatives, are explored: is a universal ethic possible or desirable? does postmodernist relativism offer more plausible solutions to the environmental crisis? is the feminist ethic of care an alternative to a traditional ethic based on justice and rational principles?

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 any faculty (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Leila Toiviainen

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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