Required Texts:

Required Texts:

– The Fundamentals of Ethics, Second edition, by Russ Shafer-Landau Oxford University Press
– APA The Easy Way by Peggy Houghton & Timothy Houghton SecondEditionISBN 0923568962

Read: Shafer: Chapter 9 – Consequentialism: Its Nature and Attractions, Chapter 10 – Consequentialism: Its Difficulties
ViewPowerpoint in Bb – Utilitarianism
Book Assignment Ideas pick one or multiple:
• What implications does utilitarianism have for our treatment of non-human animals? How do utilitarian’s argue for their conclusions about non-human animals? Do you find the utilitarian’s conclusions about animals plausible? If so, why? If not, how would you respond to their arguments?
• Write on developing what you take to be the most powerful objection to utilitarianism. Explain the objection in detail, and then describe how you think a utilitarian would reply. Is the utilitarian reply satisfactory? Defend your answer
Minimum 250 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality) (See Guidelines)
Tuesday May 3 rd by 10:55pm post in drop box
(Dear Writer!
PLEASE MAKE SURE THERE MUST BE 3 QUOTES & 4 Sources (including the book,powerpoint, and 2 other sources?!!!)

Weekly Assignment- Writing Guidelines
Book Weekly Assignments-
For the weekly book assignments- Three detailed paragraphs- One quote from the book in each of three paragraphs is mandatory. Then discuss with three other sources. Four total sources!
So each paragraph has a quote from the book (three quotes total from the book minimum) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Then discuss these three quotes with three other sources by adding quotes and citings from your three other sources.

You must have a minimum of 250 words.Minimum 5 sentences per paragraph.

The goal is for you to use your text, PowerPoint’s, and other ethical research when writing your weekly book assignments.

iii. Use examples if necessary to further elaborate
d. Saying something is moral or immoral is NOT applying ethical theory
5. The same principles outlined in #4 above should also be used when applying theory in your weekly book assignments.

Make sure when you apply an ethical theory, it actually is an ethical theory and not just a component of a theory. Ethical theories that can be used includes the following: Hedonism, Desire Theory, Divine Command Theory, Natural Law, Ethical Egoism (Psychological Egoism is NOT an ethical theory), Consequentialism, Kantian Ethics, Social Contract Theory, Ethical Relativism (Ethical Subjectivism and Cultural Relativism) and Emotivism.

Weekly Assignments-
Turn in your APA Paper in the Weekly Assignment Drop Box. You will be able to see your percentage of plagiarism (same as originality score).
VERY Important—- If you are over 30% but it is mainly quotes I will allow over 30% originality.
Plagiarism will be penalized with a 0 on the paper. Plagiarism includes copying and pasting from another source, yourself or student paper as well as turning in another student’s paper that has been turned in before. This is why you need to review the APA book so that you cite correctly. You will be turning in your papers through turnitin.com if you are over 30% it is likely that you have plagiarized.
After writing your weekly assignment put it in the Weekly Assignment Drop Box for Turnitin.com.Make sure and post before the deadline. No credit given after deadline. Use cited ethical arguments in your postings to receive credit. (see rubric)

I recommend that you go through the library online article search and print out articles relating to the different ethical theories so you can use them in your weekly book assignments and two papers. Use “Google Scholarly” or the “Library Database” for additional sources (See Library Research Tab on the Left in Bb). Do not use Wikipedia, dictionary, or a website (points will be taken off).

Make sure when you apply an ethical theory, it actually is an ethical theory and not just a component of a theory. Ethical theories that can be used includes the following: Hedonism, Desire Theory, Divine Command Theory, Natural Law, Ethical Egoism (Psychological Egoism is NOT an ethical theory), Consequentialism, Kantian Ethics, Social Contract Theory, Ethical Relativism (Ethical Subjectivism and Cultural Relativism) and Emotivism.
Subject to Change

This syllabus in prepared and distributed for your guidance and planning. However, it is subject to change. When deemed necessary, course content shall be expanded and/or altered as necessary. This course shall not be limited by this syllabus. Further, it may be necessary to alter various terms and conditions (e.g., preparations, participation, attendance, homework and reading assignments, grading, etc.) of the course. Any changes will be made at the instructor’s discretion without notice.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism will be penalized with an F in the class. Plagiarism includes copying and pasting from another source or student paper as well as turning in another student’s paper that has been turned in before. This is why you need to review the APA book so that you cite correctly and review the plagiarism tab in Bb.
and review the plagiarism tab in Bb.
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