Skip over navigation

Course Offerings

Course Evaluation Results

Course Details

Fall 2014-2015
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. 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 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Ivy Lane, 5   106   Enrolled:19 Limit:20