Must Meet Deadlines for Any Credit- No late work will be accepted Required Texts: The Fundamentals of Ethics by Russ Shafer Landau (3 rd ed, others ok) Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg (2 nd edition) APA The Easy Way by Peggy Houghton & Timothy Houghton (2 nd edition) Review PowerPoint’s & Articles: Blackboard Read Ahead and view Bb Powerpoints to help with writing future discussions and papers. Any ethical theories can be used throughout your discussions and papers. You are not limited to the weekly readings in your papers and 1 st discussion. However, your book discussions are mostly related to your weekly readings. Review Examples and Rubric tabs to help you maximize points for each discussion. The point of each discussion is to APPLY ethical theory, not discuss the topic of GMO’s, water rights, etc. Your quotes MUST be on ethical theories , NOT the agricultural topic being analyzed. Course Schedule: Every week, you will be assigned reading in the textbooks, Powerpoint to review and video clip(s) to watch (or combination thereof). Every Sunday our discussion is due by 7 pm (except wees 1 and 2). You MUST submit your assignments on- time in the Discussion Drop Box through turnitin.com. Similarly, your papers are also submitted through turnitin.com on the Paper Drop Box. Continued……
WEEK 1 (3/27/17-4/2/17) Read: Syllabus (Getting Started, Course Information) Shafer-Landau book Chapters 1-4 What is Ethics.pdf (Course Documents, Week1) Powerpoint in Bb- 1a and 2a (Course Documents, Week1) (Note: Paper #1 topic is on the last slide on 1a) Paper #1 Issue Worksheet (Course Documents, Week1, due next week on 4/9) Shafer-Landau book Chapters 5-6 Powerpoint in Bb – 3a & 4 (plus watch youtube video link on last slide 3a) (Course Documents, Week1) No discussions due this week, please read and continue to work ahead into week 2. Continued…
WEEK 2 (4/3/17-4/9/17) All your weekly discussions need to bring in ethical theory while discussing the video and/or book. The main point is to apply ethical theories , NOT merely discuss the agricultural topic. This first week, you are completing a syllabus quiz, your first book discussions and Paper #1 Worksheet. NO video discussions. Read: Syllabus (Getting Started, Course Information) DUE 4/4/17 by 7:00 pm Syllabus Quiz (Course Documents, Week 2) Read: Shafer-Landau book Chapter 8 – Ethical Egoism ( skip Ch. 7) Powerpoint in Bb – 5a DUE: APRIL 8 th by 7:00pm on Discussion Drop Box Book #1 Discussion Ideas (may select 1 or more to respond to) : "Would everyone be better off if each of us just pursued our own self- interest? If so, is this a strong consideration in favor of ethical egoism? Is it every rational to act contrary to one’s self-interest? If so, under what circumstances? If not, does this show that ethical egoism is true?
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