Minor in Sustainability {19-20} - Environmental Dilemmas

Course Code
SUST 432  Credits
Title Environmental Dilemmas 
Prerequisite SUST 200 PSCI 378 WS 330 HIST 379 ENGL 407 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course examines a series of case studies of environmental issues at the local, regional, and global levels that present complex dilemmas for humans to address. Potential solutions are viewed in the context of individual or societal ethical practices and moral obligations to other humans, non-human organisms, physical environments, and future generations. An introduction to moral theories and the examination of a variety of approaches to environmental ethics, such as anthropocentrism, bio/ecocentrism, deep ecology, ecofeminism, social ecology, and Leopold’s land ethic will provide the foundation for discussions of the case studies. MnTC Goal 9.