Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3112: Ecology, Environment and Conservation

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Adrian Currie (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

People in the West have become increasingly concerned with the state of the natural environment. Increasing pollution, the exploitation of natural resources, and extinctions have led policy-makers, scientists and the general public to take active steps to preserve the natural world. But what is ‘natural’? Why would we want to preserve it? And howcan we preserve it? In this module you will take a philosophy of science approach to environmental philosophy. The focus will be on ecology’s scientific status, its relationship to conservation biology, and the consequences for environmental ethics. No prior knowledge of either philosophy or science will be assumed.

Module created

14/01/2019

Last revised

14/01/2019