AG 401 –Syllabus - Farias FALL 20181 AG 401 Sec 10 - OnlineFALL 2018- Cal Poly Pomona Instructor: Dr. Dorothy M. Farias Email: [email protected]Phone (909)869-2213 Office Hours: Online Only: FRI = 6-7pm, SAT = 9-10am, SUN = 5-7pm Course Objectives: Socio-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. Four lectures. Open to all majors. Required of all Agriculture majors. Expected Outcomes –Students should be able to: 1.Identify 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. 3.Critically compare and contrast 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. Required Materials Keep up with your reading! 1.Agriculture’s Ethical Horizon, 2ndEdition by Robert L. Zimdahl (2012) ISBN: 978-0-12-416043-9 2.Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2ndEdition by Robert Paarlberg ISBN: 978-0-19-932238-1 3.Agricultural & Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Know, 1stEdition, by Norwood, Oltenacu, Calvo-Lorenzo & Lancaster ISBN: 978-0-19-936842-6 4.APA Website: * Any additional readings will be posted to Blackboard as the Quarter progresses * Various Publications, Newspapers Articles, Web Articles, Videos *Interest, Respect for Opinion of Others, an Open Mind, Involvement and a Good Attitude EMAIL : Before emailing me: Please consult the course syllabus or Blackboard FIRST. Please include the Course # in the subject line of all e-mails. (i.e. “AG 401”), as well as your name in the introduction to your email. (If I have no idea who you are or what class you are in, I will not be able to respond!) I will read and respond to e-mails regarding course questions within 24 hours. E-mail and online discussions are governed by the same rules of academic conduct as your behavior in class. Please use common courtesy, follow the rules of grammar/punctuation and use a professional structure/outline.(Think of it as preparation for your future career) Be polite, and, of course, avoid sending or forwarding aggressive, sexist, racially discriminatory, obscene, offensive, libelous, or defamatory comments of any kind.