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Environmental Change, Sustainable Development and Global Ethics

  • Visiting students: an honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject
  • Auditing students: no formal qualifications required
Summary

Saturdays 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March, 10.00-16.30

This interactive and interdisciplinary module is designed to explore ethical issues related to the humanity’s impact on the physical environment. Environment and sustainability are increasingly on the agenda of policy-makers at the international and local levels. Pope Francis’ encyclical 'Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home) is an important contribution to the discussion about the ethical and religious dimensions of climate change and sustainability. This timely module offers a framework for thinking about these and other related issues.

The module is taught over four consecutive-Saturdays as a stand-alone unit, with or without assessment, and as an optional module for the MA Contemporary Ethics programme.

Teaching & Assessment

This module is taught over four consecutive-Saturdays as a stand-alone unit, with or without assessment, and as an optional module for the MA Contemporary Ethics programme.

Those who wish to receive 30 MA credits and who are not Heythrop College students may register as visiting students. Visiting students need to meet the MA entry criteria and will be required to successfully complete the full requirements of the module.

Those who wish to participate without gaining academic credits may register as auditing students. Auditing students will be issued with a certificate of attendace and will not be required to meet the standard entry criteria for the MA programme.

Teaching dates:

  • Saturday 27 February
  • Saturday 5 March
  • Saturday 12 March
  • Saturday 19 March