Students will examine the ethical problems surrounding the production and distribution of food and medicinal drugs. We will take a global perspective, examining the issues as the occur in the developed world and in the developing world. Students will work in groups to research and develop solutions to the problems we discover.


Students will learn to critically analyze and evaluate human artistic and cultural accomplishments, articulate a critical analysis of the role(s) of resource use on the quality of human and/or non-human life, and articulate a critical understanding of the issues that inform our current understanding of sustainability, and delineate and, to the degree possible, engage in activities that could allow those resources to be available indefinitely and used equitably.

Submitting Papers

Send me your paper as a PDF. Attach the paper to an e-mail (do not send as the body of an e-mail) and send it to chaketti@gmail.com. On the desktop, name it with your userid and the number of the assignment. So, for example, the document on the desktop for my fist paper would be called “cciocchetti1.pdf.” You, of course, have a different userid. I will send your paper back to your centenary email address. Papers that are not named correctly will be penalized up to 10%.

MLA Format

All assignments should conform to MLA format (a more useful site). Failure to cite properly can lead to an Honor Code violation even if unintentional. Less seriously, failure to conform to MLA format could have serious consequences for your grade on that assignment, e.g., a deduction of 10%, 20% or even 50%. If you have questions, ask.

Grading Scale

Your grade will be calculated according to the follow grading scale:
A 100-90%
B 89-80%
C 79-70%
D 69-60%
F 0-59%

Late Assignments

Late assignments will not be graded and will receive a 0% unless excused by me prior to the deadline. The only exceptions will be for emergencies that could not have been dealt with prior to the missed assignment. Quite simply, it is unfair to the class to give you extra time on an assignment without good reason.

Honor Code

All work in this class will be bound by the Honor Code. It is cheating to make use of other’s ideas without acknowledging their contribution. Turning in someone else’s notecard without telling me personally is cheating. Both parties are guilty. Each assignment may have further specifications. I am trusting that the work you hand in is your own. Violations of that trust will be dealt with severely. If you are unsure whether an activity constitutes cheating, ask.

Disability Services

It is the policy of Centenary College to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law, state law, and the College's commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a disability who needs accommodations, for example in seating placement or in arrangements for examinations, should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. Students with disabilities need to contact Disability Services (a division of Counseling Services), which is located in the ground floor of Rotary Hall to obtain services. Telephone 318-869-5466 x5424.

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