PIA3206 - Environmental Issues, Policy and Ethics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
POL3206 or SA3206
Exclusive Courses:
POL3942 or SA3942
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to examine the different perspectives and explanations regarding global environmental degradation and to analyse the relationship between economic growth, environmental justice and sustainable development. Besides, different theories of environmental ethics and their implications for public policy formulation in relation to the environment are be evaluated in this course. Through analysing different environmental issues and problems, and evaluate different policy options in response to these issues and problems, students’ moral reasoning, and critical and creative thinking skills will be enhanced.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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