Principles of environmental ethics (advanced), including reading seminar

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Environmental Sciences
    Code UE-SSE.00432
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Seminar
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 14:15 - 16:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 07, Room 1.311 (Autumn semester)
    Friday 10:15 - 12:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 14, Room 0.026 (Autumn semester)
    Struct. of the schedule 2x 2h par semaine durant 14 semaines
    Contact's hours 56

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    In the field of the environment, ethical studies generally focus on the justification of environmental measures, but rarely on the ethical problems that arise during their implementation. In the field of the environment, ethical studies generally focus on the justification of environmental measures, but rarely on the ethical problems that arise during their implementation. This lecture presents the method of principlism and analyzes the implementation of certain environmental challenges. These change each semester the course is taught. This course is in English including examination. 

    In the accompanying reading seminar students discuss key texts of environmental ethics and climate justice. The seminar follows the program of the lecture “Principles of Environmental Ethics” and will address selected issues and positions presented in the lecture in more detail.

    Semestre de printemps 2022 
    In fall 2022 the lecture focuses on an aspect of our lives that is not only fundamental for our survival but also has tremendous impacts on the environment and the climate: the production of healthy and nutritious food. The first part of this lecture is concerned with the various entitlements of human and non-human entities in our food chains. The second part discusses the ethical implications of the reciprocal influence between agriculture and climate change. The third part engages challenges of unequal access to technology for climate mitigation and adaptation in food production.

    Training objectives

    The students deepen their knowledge of environmental ethics acquired in the Bachelor's degree. The students are now able to apply learned concepts, theories and principles of environmental ethics to more complex problem cases and can reflect on the problem in a multi-layered and differentiated way. In addition, students learn to critically examine scientific texts from the fields of environmental ethics and justice. This leads to a deeper understanding of the "Principles of Environmental Ethics" and various theories of justice, which are of central importance for the study of environmental ethics issues.

    Comments

    This course unit cannot be taken in the same semester as SSE.00433, SSE.00230 or SSE.00231.

    The reading seminar on Tuesday 20 September does not take place, nor the course on Friday 23 September.

    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    Yes
    Auditor
    Yes
  • Dates and rooms

    The course on Friday 23 September will not take place.

    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    20.09.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    23.09.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    27.09.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    30.09.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    04.10.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    07.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    11.10.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    14.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    18.10.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    21.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    25.10.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    28.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    04.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    08.11.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    11.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    18.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    22.11.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    25.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    29.11.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    02.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    06.12.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    09.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    13.12.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    16.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    20.12.2022 14:15 - 16:00 Cours PER 07, Room 1.311
    23.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
  • Assessments methods

    Written exam - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Date 06.02.2023 15:15 - 16:45
    Assessments methods By rating
    Comment

    written exam in English

  • Assignment
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