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Environmental Issues: Underlying Causes and the Role of Humans

HNRS 3035 Sec. 01 - Fall 2020

Alumni Professor Dominique Homberger Department of Biological Sciences

Tu Th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
221 French House

The course will guide participants from an understanding of the evolutionary and cultural history of the human species and its effects on the ecology of this Earth to a deeper understanding of the ethical dimensions of human actions.

The course will present overviews of (1) the physical characteristics of this earth; (2) some of the salient anatomical, physiological and behavioral characteristics of the human species; (3) the geographical expansion and adaptations of the human species; (4) some of the ecological effects of the human species; and (5) ethical considerations of modern human society, including the role of personal and collective responsibility and choice in our current complex, challenging and changing world.