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Nature, Culture and the Environment
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60% and an overall average of 60%.
This course studies the evolution and interface of ideas associated with the development of science and technology, and their impact on culture and the environment from the Enlightenment to the Post-modern. Particular consideration is given to the theoretical foundations of the notion of progress and the consequences of technological development, including some of the most pressing social, ethical, and environmental issues of our time. Students will develop an informed understanding of these issues and learn the skills of critical thinking, debate and clear writing.
Course was last updated April 9, 2008 - 3:06 PM