PHIL366 The Ethics of Environmentalism

Updated: 07 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in PHIL or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PHIL101 (pre 1992) or PHIL466 or PHIL566 or PHPO265 or PHPO365
Notes None
Combined Units PHIL566 - The Ethics of Environmentalism
Coordinator(s) Anthony Lynch (alynch@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is concerned with the ethical challenges presented by environmentalism. It pays special attention to the animal rights movement, to debates about 'human chauvinism' and to questions about what we owe to future generations.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assessment 2 60% 3500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit a broad, historically informed and coherently organised theoretical knowledge of the key concepts of environmental ethics;
  2. acquire and deploy strategies for reflective and self-critical learning in creative problem-solving in an environment of diverse contexts and competing paradigms; and
  3. exercise critical thinking, well developed judgement and personal responsibility in their assessment tasks.