Washington Monument and cherry blossoms in Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Environmental Ethics

PHIL 345

Dates: January 2-6, 2023 in Oxford; January 9-13, 2023 in DC

Credit Hours: 3

Instructors: Dr. Neil Manson

Course Fee: $1,200 program fee plus tuition

Application Deadline: November 10, 2022

*Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements until after confirming dates and times with instructors.

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During this course, students will have a week of intense on-campus discussion of philosophical issues relating to environmental ethics, followed by a week of meetings with policy specialists and advocates who focus on environmental issues.

While in Washington, DC, participants will:

  • Explore environmental justice and environmental racism with a site visit to the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice.
  • Meet with Congressional staff members who work on the committees that draft environmental legislation.
  • Visit think tanks such as the Aspen Institute to discuss technology, economics, and the environment.
  • Hear directly from PETA about the ethical treatment of animals.
  • Tour the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to see a real case of ecological crisis management.

Students will be in Oxford January 2-6, then travel to Washington, DC, for meetings there January 9-13.

This course is for students of philosophy, political science, public policy leadership, environmental studies, and international studies. There are no prerequisites.

Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Washington, DC, and meet with the group at the hotel at a time designated by the instructor. The group will stay at the Capitol Hill Hotel, or similar accommodations.

The Study USA program fee is $1,200. Students will also pay Winter Intersession tuition. Included in the program fee are housing, select group dinners, tours, and activities. Tuition, airfare, meals other than specific included group meals, and personal spending money are excluded from the program fee.