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Animals and Ethics, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Health and Society - HOA
  COURSE CODE   737G02
On completion of the course the student should have acquired
(i) familiarity with some of the central problem areas within the international animal and environmental ethical debate
(ii) basic knowledge of a number of ethical theories, concepts and perspectives relevant for this discussion
(iii) the ability to critically and independently use tools for ethical analysis and problematisation of concrete ethical issues concerning animals
Human actions and practices affect animals, directly and indirectly, in a multitude of extensive and less extensive ways. This raises a wide array of ethical issues. During the course the student will acquire knowledge of a range of ethical theories, concepts and perspectives that may serve as starting points for analysis and discussion of these issues. Some of these theories, concepts and perspectives are specific to debates in animal and environmental ethics, while others are of a more general nature. In order to increase the quality and depth of the analyses, the student is further encouraged to take into consideration relevant facts from other fields, such as biology and the social sciences. The focus throughout the course is kept on concrete and up-to-date ethical questions.
The course is problem oriented. The central idea is that the student should actively acquire knowledge by studying, discussing and reflecting on concrete problems, which are presented in the form of scenarios. A large part of the work with the scenarios consists in individual literature studies. Each class is made up of two parts: a seminar, where the student brings the insights that he/she has acquired by his/her individual studies into a discussion with the other students and the teacher(s), and a lecture. The seminars are obligatory and require preparation on the part of each student.

Towards the end of the course the student writes a paper, concentrating more deeply on a specific problem area, chosen in consultation with the teacher(s). The paper is presented and discussed at a final seminar.
Active participation in weekly seminars and an individually produced paper which is presented and discussed at a final seminar.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

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.

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.
Animals and Ethics
Djur och etik
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IHS - Department of Health and Society
Registrar No: LiU-2008/00111   Course Code: 737G02      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Health and Society - HOA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     HOA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-01-21