Title

Environmental Ethics from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Source Publication

Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion

Source ISSN

1363-5247

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1163/1568535042690754

Abstract

Marquette University's new Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics moves beyond a multidisciplinary approach to learning by integrating and applying the knowledge and skills acquired in ecology, natural resource economics, environmental philosophy, earth physics, and theology courses. The first two years of this interdisciplinary program provided an opportunity for faculty and students to experiment with collaborative methods in their individual courses, and culminated in a capstone seminar that focused on the ethical implications of electricity generation and use in the United States. From this experience, a more comprehensive approach to addressing environmental problems from an ethical perspective was developed, and more effective ways of teaching and learning were identified to improve the program.

Comments

Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion Vol. 8, No. 2-3 (2004): 336-352. DOI.