Environmental Bioethics—Exploring the Challenges of Local and Global Choices (MSON) (History/Social Science Elective; US)

Spring; Grades 11–12
Prerequisite: None
Taught by: Wilmington Friends School

This course will focus on such cases as environmental sustainability, global energy and food resources, gathered from sources in literature, journalism, and film. The academic study of ethics examines how people make the decisions. Curricula will build on a foundation of theoretical moral theories, more specifically, how one makes decisions when faced with complex, often controversial, issues. No prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed; however, authentic assessment of students’ initial facility with logical analysis will ensure that all students are challenged to grow and deepen their theoretical and practical understandings of the subject.

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