SOC 120 Week 2 Assignment Applying Theory: Environmental Issues
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Applying Theory: Environmental Issues. Your goal for this assignment is to apply an ethical theory to a real-world situation. You will examine an environmental issue and apply one of the ethical theories to understand how human interactions with the natural environment raise ethical concerns. You will do this by preparing and posting a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 12 slides and a separate section under each slide for notes.
• Choose one of the following topics/issues and read about it at the indicated place:
o Environmentaljustice/environmentalracism(Article:EnvironmentalJusticeforAll) o Environmental harm/pollution of air and water (Chapter 8 in the textbook)
o Waste reduction (Chapter 8 in the textbook)
• Select one philosophical theory (utilitarianism, deontology, or virtue ethics). Consider the following questions pertaining to the theory you have selected:
o What does the theory tell us about how things operate in the real world?
the theory address?
The focus (or questions) helps you think about the topical boundaries of the theory. This course is about ethics and social responsibility, so you should concentrate on the ethical and moral aspects of the theory and of the topic you are analyzing. It may help to think in terms of different realms or institutions. Does the theory help to explain people’s behavior from a political, economic, religious, or ethical perspective? Try to sort through everything that does not represent an ethical question, and address only the ethical issues.
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