Director: Katheryn Doran, Associate Professor of Philosophy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will critically examine some of the global issues and challenges for environmentalism including famine, overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, and of course climate change.
Critical examination of some of the global issues and challenges for environmentalism including famine, overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, and of course climate change. Foundational course of the Program in New York City. Organized around readings, student debates, guest discussion leaders, and field trips in New York City.
Work experience with a firm, organization, agency or advocacy group concerned with environmentalism, four days a week. Students will keep a journal or written account of the experience.
A substantial paper integrating the internship experience with an academic perspective and knowledge from the seminars or other tutorial readings. (Not approved for credit in Philosophy; approved for credit in Environmental Studies)
Critical examination and weaving together of two distinct themes in contemporary environmentalist ethics: the question of the scope and reach of ethical responsibilities in an increasingly "flat" world, to borrow a phrase from Thomas Friedman, and of what our environmental ethical responsibilities are in a global city like New York City regarding what we eat (and who produces it and how it gets to us), and how we get around. Texts will include Ramachandra Guha, Environmentalism: A Global History, and Peter Singer and Jim Mason, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter. Counts towards the philosophy concentration. Some background work in environmental studies helpful, but not required. (Approved for credit in Philosophy or Environmental Studies)