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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 247 - Environmental Humanities 3 s.h.

This is a lecture and discussion course that explores the various ways that the humanities help us understand the relationship between humans and the environment. Insights from literature, philosophy, religious studies, and the arts will be employed in this endeavor. To achieve sustainability we need to explore human values, perceptions, beliefs, fears, and cultural inclinations in shaping humanity's relationship to the natural world and human landscapes we have created. A deep understanding of the humanities and humanistic methodologies is a necessary component of the interdisciplinary solution of environmental problems we face such as global climate change and loss of biodiversity. Offered annually.
Cross-listed as LITR 247 .
Prerequisite(s): SoS.