Philosophy, Ethics, and History

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to

  • Understand major issues in and challenges to agricultural ethics.
  • Understand the relevance of ethical judgments in agricultural policy.
  • Understand important formative events in the history of domestic and global agriculture.
  • Articulate alternative conceptions of sustainability and explain their significance.
  • Develop and articulate a coherent set of values and principles that constitute a plausible and defensible foundation for agricultural ethics.

Approved Courses

  • America Eats (HIST 367)
  • American Agriculture I: The Maya to McCormick's Reaper (HIST 365)
  • American Agriculture II: Homestead Act to GMOs (HIST 366)
  • Bioethics and Biotechnology (PHIL 336)
  • Current Issues in Native North America (AM IN/ANTHR 532)
  • Ecofeminism (ENV S/W S 320)
  • Environmental Ethics (ENV S/PHIL 334)
  • Ethics and Public Policy (POL S 580)
  • Feminist Philosophy (PHIL/W S 338)
  • Global Change (AGRON/ENSCI/MTEOR 504)
  • History of Rural America (HIST 468)
  • International Entrepreneurship (MGMT 567)
  • Latin American Anthropology: Social movements and Democracy (ANTHR 523B)
  • Organic Agricultural Theory and Practice (AGRON/HORT/SUSAG 584)
  • Organizational Behavior (MGMT 502)
  • Pedagogies of Dissent (EL PS/W S 621)
  • Philosophy of Biology (PHIL 483)
  • Philosophy of Technology (PHIL/T SC 343)
  • Professional Responsibility in Business and Society (MGMT 503)
  • Proseminar in American History: Environment (HIST 511D)
  • Proseminar in American Rural and Agricultural History (HIST 552)
  • Seminar on American Rural Life (HIST 610)
  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (MGMT 603)
  • Sustainable Communities (C R P 584)
  • Sustainable and Environmental Horticulture Systems (HORT 524)
  • Topics in Animal Behavior, Welfare (AN S 537)
  • U. S. Environmental History (ENV S/HIST 472)