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]
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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

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