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Fall 2014-2015
CHV 321 / ENV 321 / WWS 371 (EM)  

Ethical and Scientific Issues in Environmental Policy

Peter A. Singer
David S. Wilcove


This course will discuss policy issues relating to the environment, using several case studies to provide a deeper understanding of the science and values involved.

Sample reading list:
Dale Jamieson, Ethics and the Environment, An Introduction
Lori Gruen, Ethics and Animals: An Introduction
Lori Gruen, Dale Jamieson, and Chrisopher Schlottman, Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy
Peter Singer, Practical Ethics
Claire Palmer, Animal Ethics in Context
Richard Primack, Essentials of Conservation Biology
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Presentation to the Seminar. Final paper, due at end of seminar, 3000 words.

Papers - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Open to juniors and seniors only, by application. To apply, submit a one-page statement indicating why you want to take the class and what you believe you could contribute to it. Your statement should be a Word attachment to an email sent to either Professor Wilcove ( or Professor Singer ( by April 14, 5pm..

Reserved Seats:
WWS and WPP Students Only 10
VPL Certificate Students Only 3

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21656 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Ivy Lane, 5   106   Enrolled:19 Limit:20