Environmental Philosophy OpenCourseWare: Notre Dame's Free Bachelor Level Environmental Philosophy Class

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Examine the environmental crisis in the 'Environmental Philosophy' OpenCourseWare. The free course is offered through the University of Notre Dame and is part of the Department of Philosophy. The bachelor level course brings students from various backgrounds to discuss the environmental impacts that affect everyone today.

Environmental Philosophy: Course Specifics

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Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Environmental Philosophy: Course Description

The 'Environmental Philosophy' OpenCourseWare offered by the University of Notre Dame provides students with an opportunity to discuss the environmental crisis and discover new ways to solve the problem. The course uses a variety of academic disciplines, such as economics, environmental history, ecology and philosophy so students can combine and interconnect theories from each discipline to come up with valuable solutions to save and protect the environment. Some of the lecture topics include ecology and structure, Easter Island and entropy and economic growth. Students can view charts and pictures from the video lecture sessions, such as the massive stone statues on Easter Island. Those stones now represent a past civilization of the island that no longer exists. The on-campus course was taught by Professor Kenneth Sayre in the fall of 2007. The class used the required textbook 'Unearthed: The Economic Roots of Our Environmental Crisis,' which was written by the professor.

This OpenCourseWare includes video lectures, readings and discussion questions. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the environmental philosophy course page.

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