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Fall 2012-2013
CHV 321 / ENV 321 / WWS 371 (EM)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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 by April 16, 2012. Your statement should be a Word attachment to an email sent to either Professor Wilcove ( or Professor Singer (

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23000 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Ivy Lane, 5   106   Enrolled:21 Limit:20 Closed