The Environment and What We Owe to Each Other

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P. Schofield

Course Long Title

The Environment and What We Owe to Each Other

Cross Listed Courses


As we use and deplete natural resources and alter the global environment, the consequences do not respect national borders, the boundaries among generations, or species distinctions. This course takes up questions about the nature and scope of justice as it pertains to the environment. Specifically, it considers what we owe to our fellow citizens, to the global community, to future generations, and to nonhuman animals, as we change the environment. Prerequisite(s): ES/PL 214; or two courses in philosophy; or one course in philosophy and one course in environmental studies.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC]

Writing Credit


INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years