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Merlino Winter 2017 RedAG401.07California State Polytechnic University, PomonaSyllabus – AG 401.07 Agricultural Ethics, Winter 2017-Totally OnlineInstructor InformationName:Dr. Nancy MerlinoOffice Location:2-120Office Hours:MW- 10:20-12 and 2:45 - 4:15 and by appointmentTues online 11 to 12Phone:(909)869-2270 only during office hoursEmail:[email protected]Course InformationCatalog DescriptionSocio-economic and scientific issues in the Food, Agricultural, and Apparel Systems within a framework of moral philosophy and ethical reasoning. Analysis of topics in biotechnology in agricultural production and food processing, intellectual and physical property rights in a market based economy, human nutrition problems, the treatment of animals and the environment, worker rights in a global food and apparel marketplace, and American’s role in reducing world hunger and malnutrition. 4 hours lecture/discussion. Fulfills BE Area C4 or D4. Prerequisites: Completion of GE Area A and Sub-areas C2, C3, D2, and D3.PrerequisitesSenior Level StandingCourse Learning ObjectivesThis is a course on the critical appraisal of actual and normative statements about the science and ethics of changes in food and apparel production, distribution and consumption. The course studies the revolution in food and agricultural science that is being driven by advances in biotechnology and the implications these changes have on our economic, social, political and moral behavior, Students willapply knowledge-acquired form the lower division general education courses when studying and evaluating these changes.Students will be able to-1.Indentify socio-economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues that emerge in food, agricultural and apparel production, distribution and consumption.2.Critically evaluate the factual and normative assertions made in scientific and popular culture about food and apparel production and distribution.1
Merlino Winter 2017 RedAG401.07California State Polytechnic University, Pomona3.Critically compare and contract the historical and contemporary literary presentation of technological change in the food, agricultural and apparel industry.4.Evaluate different ethical theories for assessing the value of new scientific and technological knowledge to food production.5.Develop a better understanding of why key issues in agriculture, food, and apparel are issues, and why people disagree about them.6.Formulate a philosophic argument advocating a position on a current issue in the food, agricultural or apparel system.Course MaterialsRequired MaterialsThe Fundamentals of Ethics by Russ Shafer Landau Third EditionAPA The Easy Way by Peggy Houghton & Timothy HoughtonReview PowerPoint’s: BlackboardTechnical RequirementsHardwarePC/MacMonitor with minimum resolution of 1024x768SoftwareAdobe Flash Player()Adobe Acrobat Reader()Java()Internet Browser - Blackboard supported browsers(-us/Learn/9.1_2014_04/Student/015_Browser_Support/013_Browser_Support_for_Octob