* 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).
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?
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
25% level 100 any faculty (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)
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.