ESCI350 Environmental Ethics OR ESCI361 American Environmental Literature
ESCI350: This course investigates current environmental issues and problems at the locally, regionally, and globally. Students examine a variety of biblically‐based and secular environmental ethics. Issues discussed may include, but are not limited to, climate change, the biodiversity crisis, wildlife and habitat conservation, use of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources, pollution, land use and sustainable development, third world environmental degradation, poverty, and wilderness preservation. The main objective of the course is for each student to develop his or her own well‐informed environmental ethic that isframed within a biblical worldview yet also informed by secular viewpoints.
ESCI361: The course examines the American ideas and literature that have shaped the environmental movement. Authors discussed may include Muir, Thoreau, Leopold, Carson, Abbey, and others.