PHIL 310 Climate Ethics and Climate Justice




This course introduces students to central questions in climate ethics and climate justice and potential solutions. We will explore questions such as the following: How big of a problem is climate change? What explains the lack of action on the part of states to address this problem? What would a just climate treaty look like? Do we have individual obligations to reduce our personal emissions? And how should we understand our obligations to future generations? Students will consider these questions from a variety of philosophical perspectives and worldviews, including Indigenous perspectives.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

PHIL 310 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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