Description
THINKING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
The goal of HPS 0517, thinking about the environment, is to promote clear and rigorous thinking about environmental issues such as nuclear power, global warming, acid rain, or the use of chemical pesticides. Deciding where to stand on such issues depends on being able to evaluate both scientific and philosophical arguments. We aim to help students develop the skills needed to find the best available information on an environmental issue, and to make informed judgments about what conclusions, and what actions, are warranted on the basis of that information.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Course Attributes
Global Studies
Offering
Course
HPS 0517
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring