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Dr. Neil A. Manson, Associate Professor of Philosophy
January 2 – 14, 2012
Course Fee: $1795 (resident), $1995 (non-resident)
During this course, students will meet with various policy experts and representatives of advocacy organizations, followed by on-campus discussion of philosophical issues relating to environmental ethics.
- Visit the Center for American Progress and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss the role of economic reasoning in analyzing environmental policy
- Discuss the permissibility of using animals as experimental subjects with representatives from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the Foundation for Biomedical Research
- Tour the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to see a real case of ecological crisis management
- Meet with Mississippi Representative Gregg Harper for a briefing on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and Economy
Students will meet in Washington, DC on January 2 and will complete the DC segment of the course on January 7. The following week, students will meet on campus in Oxford from January 9-14 to complete the course. Students will stay in shared rooms at an area hotel.
This course is for students of philosophy, political science, public policy leadership, environmental studies, and international studies.
This course takes place during Wintersession. Students will study in DC from January 2-7. On-campus coursework will extend from January 9-14.
Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Washington, DC. Public transportation will be used while in DC.
Program cost is $1795 for resident undergraduate students and $1995 for non-resident undergraduate students. Included in the cost are tuition, housing, group ground transportation, one group dinner, site admission fees, and tour fees. Study USA application fee, airfare, meals, and personal spending money are excluded from the course fee.