Course title:
Green Philosophies: Concepts
Tutor:
Bettina Lange
Course ID:
C2345878
Start date:
15/11/2021
End date:
06/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 15 Nov 2021 16:45 PM - 18:45 PM 2
Mon 22 Nov 2021 16:45 PM - 18:45 PM 2
Mon 29 Nov 2021 16:45 PM - 18:45 PM 2
Mon 06 Dec 2021 16:45 PM - 18:45 PM 2
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 8
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 8
Date
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Times
16:45 PM - 18:45 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Times
16:45 PM - 18:45 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 29 Nov 2021
Times
16:45 PM - 18:45 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 06 Dec 2021
Times
16:45 PM - 18:45 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
4
Total number of classroom hours:
8
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
8
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£25.60 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
Other

You will benefit more form the course if you are able to do some reading or other tasks between class meetings.

This course is for beginners
Other

You will benefit more form the course if you are able to do some reading or other tasks between class meetings.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
This is an online course, so you will need reliable Internet access, an email address, a microphone and camera (often built into computers and other devices), and a CANVAS account (which is free).
Course aim:
Course aim The aim of the course is to introduce students to key concepts used in recent philosophical analyses of green issues and give them the opportunity to apply them to aspects they are interested in.
Course description:
Philosophical analysis of green issues is now a well-established and developing field. The course introduces students to key philosophical concepts used currently and gives them the opportunity to apply them. Knowledge of philosophy is not expected. The course will cover : Anthropocentric and ecocentric; Environmentalism and ecologism; self-regarding and other-regarding; boundaries and membership of the ‘moral community’; hierarchies and networks in the relationship between humans and the non-human natural world; green virtues
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. explain the difference between anthropocentric and ecocentric, and between environmentalism and ecologism
2. summarize and evaluate conflicting arguments for drawing the boundaries around the ‘moral community’
3. identify the implications for people’s lives of a) a hierarchical and b) a network analysis of the relationship between humans and the non-human natural world
4. give examples of how people’s lives may change if or when green virtues are practised
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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