|Environmental and Animal Ethics, basic course, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, students should be able to
– demonstrate basic knowledge of ethics by studying issues in environmental and animal ethics,
− demonstrate basic knowledge of concepts, theories, and problems within the field of environmental and animal ethics,
− analyse problems in environmental and animal ethics,
− argue for a standpoint of their own regarding a few issues in environmental and animal ethics,
− demonstrate an open and critical attitude to positions and arguments in environmental and animal ethics.
|This course covers the whole range of theories in environmental ethics from various forms of anthropocentrism to sentientism, biocentrism and ecocentrism. The key notion of sustainability is analysed. Moreover, the course covers the whole range of theories in animal ethics from those stressing human interests to those defending animal rights. Various kinds of uses of animals in society are discussed, including animal experimentation. Special attention is given to ethical issues raised by global warming and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Case studies play a central role.|
|In the course students read and analyse texts, participate in group work, write papers and are actively involved in seminar discussions. In addition, lectures and guest lectures are offered. Work with web resources and visits at workplaces outside the university may also be provided. Language of instructions: English.|
|The course is examined by oral presentations and writing a paper.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent. Exemption from Swedish B,
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.