ANSC 4140 - Ethics and Animal Science

Spring. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: juniors or seniors. Co-meets with ANSC 5140 .

D. Cherney.

Explores the place of humans in the biological world, origins of ethics and morality, speciesism, the use of animals for research and agricultural purposes, and transgenic animals.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe the main philosophical frameworks used in animal ethics and compare and contrast the may factors that influence decisions about animal use and reflect on your own ethical judgements.

Outcome 2: Students will know how to recognize an ethical issue (as opposed to opinion, fact, emotion, etc.).

Outcome 3: Students will be able to understand your stance on production animal ethical issues and how to present your argument.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate written and oral communication skills and your ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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