||[Nov. 28th, 2011|10:01 pm]
The Question Club
Intro to Environmental Studies (1) or Intro to Ethics (2)?
I don't have a major yet, which is why I'm taking these classes; to see if they interest me.
What do you think?
*EDIT* class descriptions:
(1) Introduction to environmental studies that includes an overview of human
activities within the global ecosystem. Examines population growth,
energy use, agricultural techniques, water quantity and quality,
biodiversity, air quality, and waste disposal, and searches for
solutions while exploring future options.
(2)Acquaints the student with the major concepts and methods of ethical
theory within the Western tradition. Topics will include the nature of
evaluation, appraisals of the "good life," the source and justification
of obligations to others, the possible relativity of ethical codes as
they vary from culture to culture, and the connection between individual
desires and social restraint. Application of these topics to issues of
contemporary importance, such as the moral implications of abortion,
sexual freedom of expression, changing social roles, the role of
religious belief in moral theory, and the social sources of ethical