ENVR201 The Australian Environment: Values and Ethics
10 cp Prerequisites Nil Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
Environmental philosophy and ethics play a central role in environmental science. This unit begins to provide a strong ethical framework by analysing the major traditions of ethical thinking about the environment with extensive reading, discussion and reflective writing. Students study the works of various writers ranging from Christian traditions to radical theories to understand the various philosophies and their influence on people. Students will begin to explore Australian Indigenous spirituality and connection with the land, and the conflict between Western and Australian Indigenous values.