This is an interdisciplinary course and will engage with the issues around nature and environment in the current age of environmental crisis. Conceptualisation of nature, environmental ethics, conservation and biodiversity will be some of the themes covered in the course. Students will also engage with the socio-political discourses around environment related issues including development, climate change, gender, and environmental justice. An integral part of the course will be engagement with contemporary theories of ethics and critical enquiry through both eastern and western thought. Students will also engage with a brief history and philosophy of biology, science and society with respect to understanding the foundations of environmental issues.