Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
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PHIL 224 Ethics and Food [GEKH]


This course is an introduction to ethical issues involving food, its production and its distribution. After studying several ethical theories, students will apply those theories to food related ethical issues. Students will examine the industrialization of food production, the organic movement, the push for locally grown food, and the issue of global food distribution.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall (in-person/hybrid, occasionally online) or Winter (in-person/hybrid, occasionally online)

Prerequisites -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing


Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - PHIL 224 Ethics and Food introduces students to the practices, methodologies and fundamental assumptions of philosophy through the study of ethics and the application of ethics to our food choices. Whether we know it or not, every food choice we make has ethical implications. Ethics is the are of philosophy that examines morality, and Ethics and Food applies ethical theory to specific ethical problems surrounding food. PHIL 224 Ethics and Food is an introduction to philosophy through the study of ethics. It gives student to opportunity to learn what the study of philosophy provides to ones intellectual development. The methodology of the course is critical reasoning - a habit of mind that everyone needs - and the course addresses some of the most fundamental concepts in human thought- the right and the good. Both the skills and concepts addressed in this course help students in their educations, careers and personal lives.

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Course History -
Course Rotation added 1/2015; Updated Gen Ed 3/2012

philosophy , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Humanities (GEKH) , ethics  


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