Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Investigates the ethical questions that pertain to human choices regarding the environment. Explores questions such as, Do non-human animals have rights? What is the environment and do we have an obligation to protect it? What is the proper ethical balance between economic and environmental concerns regarding natural resources? Does the present generation have an ethical obligation to preserve a healthy environment for future generations? Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 34385

From the Instructor:
Hello! My name is Brandi Parisi, and I'll be your instructor for this course. In this course we will investigate the ethical questions that pertain to human choices regarding the environment. We'll explore questions such as: Do non-human animals have rights? What is the environment and do we have an obligation to protect it? What is the proper ethical balance between economic and environmental concerns regarding natural resources? Does the present generation have an ethical obligation to preserve a healthy environment for future generations?
Course Specific Requirements:
Your textbook for this course is Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, 2nd edition by Schmidtz and Willott, ISBN 0199793514 The text is available in the bookstore, but you can also rent it for around twenty dollars online, or buy it used online for quite a bit cheaper than the bookstore. Please note: because this course is a summer-abbreviated version, there will be quite a bit of work every week, including journals, quizzes, and discussion boards (and a final paper). The material is fun and interesting, but especially this short quarter, you must be self-motivated and able to be on top of the material to do well.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
34385 WEB » - 20-Jun-2016 thru 13-Aug-2016
Instructor: Brandi A Parisi
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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