Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Environmental Ethics and Policy with Professor Morgan-Knapp changed the game for me. I was unhappy in my economics major at the time, and I had yet to meet a core group of people who I could connect with. It wasn't until I met the lovely, kind, interesting, and well-dressed Dr. Morgan-Knapp, that I realized environmental policy is my passion. This course introduced me to an entirely new way of viewing the earth and animal ethics. The interactive discussions helped foster relationships with students who shared my passion for the environment. The homework was interesting and the readings were long, but extremely thought provoking. Dr. Morgan-Knapp and my TA Mr. Chao were available to speak at any time and their philosophical insights are extraordinary.
My very favorite parts of this course were Tuesday/Thursday lectures with Dr. Morgan-Knapp twice a week. If the readings themselves don't blow you away enough, be prepared to be tested with Dr. Morgan-Knapp's alternative/devil's advocate viewpoints. This class gets you thinking. Some of the most memorable reads were the works of Henry Thoreau. It's great to watch the debates that sprout across the lecture hall.
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I recommend this course to every Environmental Studies major, if for nothing else, to simply get to know Dr. Morgan-Knapp, one of the most gifted professors in the department. For those who need to take a Philosophy course and have an interest in the environment, this course is cross listed as Environmental and Philosophy and could satisfy graduation requirements.