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Colorado State University- Fort Collins
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Phil 345 - Environmental Ethics

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Environmental Ethics syl ver 2 Philosophy 345 sec 1 Summer 2017 MTWRF 9 50 11 50 Shepherdon 102 Instructor Kenneth Shockley Office 236 Eddy Office Hours daily 9 00 9 40 12 00 12 45 if these times do not work do not hesitate to arrange an appointment tel 491 5518 email kenneth shockley colostate edu PHIL 345 Environmental Ethics Course Description Environmental ethics is an area of study that examines how humans ought to relate to and interact with their environment as individuals through organizations and as a species This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the key philosophical issues and arguments within this growing field It will be of particular value not only to Philosophy majors and those concentrating in environmentally oriented disciplines but also to those with a keen interest in humankind s complicated relationship with our natural environment In this course we will consider the nature of this relationship humankind s responsibilities to and regarding that environment the kinds of actions prescribed by those responsibilities and possible justifications for those responsibilities In particular we will examine the merits of considering our responsibilities to the environment from an entirely human centered standpoint possible alternatives to this approach and various ways these options might be applied to actual environmental problems To engage in this examination adequately we will need to consider both theoretical issues underlying various approaches to the environment and the various ways those approaches have been put into practice Required Texts David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott eds Environmental Ethics What Really Matters What Really Works 2nd ed Oxford 2012 ISBN 978 0199793518 Recommended Texts Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac many editions Philosophy 345 Environmental Ethics summer 2017 Syllabus 2 Course Requirements Attendance and Participation 5 Class meetings consist of both lecture and discussion Attendance is required and active participation in discussion is an essential part of the course Quizzes There will be four short take home quizzes 15 each one each Friday Students will have 72 hours to complete each quiz Reports 35 of the final grade will be based on three short two page reports less than 700 words on relevant topics in the news Therefore you will need to read a quality news service you should be ready to discuss relevant articles with the class These reports may take the form of analysis reflection or criticism The first two reports short reports will each count for 10 of your grade the final short report will count for 15 Evaluation Schedule Due dates and grade percentages are as follows Assignment Attendance and Participation First Quiz Second Quiz First Report Third Quiz Second Report Fourth Quiz Third Report Date ongoing assigned 5 19 assigned 5 26 due 5 26 assigned 6 2 due 6 2 assigned 6 9 due 6 9 Percentage of Final Grade 5 15 15 10 15 10 15 15 Student Outcomes By the end of the



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