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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​We will address questions about norms that guide environmental policies, using theories and methods of reasoning provided by the discipline of ethics. We will examine public environmental policies, and other related policies that pertain to research on human subjects, such as reproductive rights and genetic engineering. Examination and evaluation of these policies will help us develop skills in ethical analysis, a working knowledge of ethical principles and theories, and the ability to diagnose and resolve ethical disagreements. To frame our discussion about the environment, we will attempt to answer such questions as: Q1) What is the value of ecological balance? Q2) How should we perceive the relationship between human beings and the rest of nature? Q3) What do we want to achieve with environmental policy?​


  • ENGL 1177, or 3 credits of a university/college essay-based course, or 6 credits BCIT 1100-level Communication.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of LIBS 7017 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91702


Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 91702
  • Domestic fees $734.36
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 16 Tue 13:30 - 16:20 Burnaby SW05 Rm. 2875

Shulamit Gribov

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. THIS SECTION IS RESERVED FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION STUDENTS AND WILL REQUIRE DEPARTMENT APPROVAL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION. Please contact the Ecological Restoration Program Assistant at 778-331-1392 for approval to register for this course.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to

  • Describe the main features of competing normative ethical theories
  • Distinguish between anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric ethics.
  • Recognize cases of collective action failure in ecological scenarios.
  • Describe the conceptual difference between deep ecology and shallow ecology.
  • Conduct case study analyses that make intelligent use of the ethical principles and methods explored in the course, and account for challenging counter views and arguments.
  • Articulate where plans, policies, or actions fail to live up to acceptable ethical standards.
  • ​State and justify alternative plans, policies or actions, by appealing to relevant ethical theories or perspectives and charitably taking account of contrary theories or perspectives.​

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Environmental Ethics (LIBS 7017) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time


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