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Agriculture (AG)

AG 160S (GH) Introduction to Ethics and Issues in Agriculture (3) Introduce students to the University and College of Ag Sciences preparing them to succeed. Review ethical theories and issues in American agriculture.

AG 160S Introduction to Ethics and Issues in Agriculture (3)

This course introduces students to contemporary issues, ethical theories and principles, and the application of critical thinking and communication skills related to topics in agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment. Additional emphasis will be placed on developing the skills that help achieve academic success at Penn State through these speakers and activities. Course content will include analyzing moral positions based on three ethical theories: normative ethics, descriptive ethics, and metaethics; and four ethical principles: beneficence, nonmaleficence, respect for autonomy, and justice. Guest speakers, field trips and interactive activities, which feature disciplines in the College of Agricultural Sciences, will supplement the course materials and enrich the educational experience. In addition, various career and networking opportunities with internationally acclaimed faculty and staff, current students, and alumni will be featured.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: fifth- or second semester standing

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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