This course applies scientific, philosophical, economic, and ethical principles to current and future environmental issues. Students will analyze the cumulative impact of human activities on global ecosystems, as well as responsibilities to the natural world, in terms of the complex interrelationships humans have with their environment.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
- Explain environmental ethics.
- Compare schools of thought in environmental ethics.
- Identify the roles that scientific, economic, philosophical, and ethical considerations can play in environmental issues.
- Explain how ethics influence the human course of action regarding environmental issues.
- Explain consequences of population growth as it relates to resource needs and environmental impact.
- Analyze the ethics surrounding population growth and sustainability.
- Evaluate environmental issues and ethics associated with traditional and alternative energies.
- Evaluate the environmental issues and ethics associated with resource extraction and land use.
- Explain the importance of biodiversity to the ecosystem and society.
- Evaluate environmental issues and ethics associated with agriculture.
- Evaluate environmental issues and ethics associated with fisheries.
- Explain environmental justice, including the political and social aspects involved.
- Evaluate environmental issues from an environmental justice perspective.
- Identify key governmental policies that relate to environmental issues.
- Analyze the role of science, economics, philosophy, and ethics in formulating government environmental policy.
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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.