ENV221 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2015

About This Course

This course addresses the causes and nature of current environmental problems from several interrelated perspectives, including: the scientific analysis of particular ecological challenges; factors such as jurisdiction and lobbying which influence the ways in which governments and non-state actors are confronting those concerns; relevant ethical issues respecting the rights of humans and other species, and the major ideas (assumptions, values and norms) which influence our approach to those problems.