Identify a general overall question pertaining to environmental thought or ethics that you want to pursue.

Identify a general overall question pertaining to environmental thought or ethics that you want to pursue. Identify a policy issue that you want to research and on which you want to develop a positio

  1. Identify a general overall question pertaining to environmental thought or ethics that you want to pursue.
  2. Identify a policy issue that you want to research and on which you want to develop a position (e.g., air pollution, nuclear waste disposal sitings, overpopulation, sustainable development practices in the Third World, deforestation). Note that you should be fairly specific when identifying a policy issue, since it will help focus your research interest. It is helpful to choose an issue at some political level of relevance (i.e., local, regional, national or international). Perhaps choose a local issue that your community is dealing with, or, if you are more interested in wider issues, choose a national (e.g., forestry, east coast cod fisheries, water exporting policy) or an international policy issue (e.g., Kyoto Protocol, ozone layer depletion, United States’ and Canadian foreign aid policy).Explain the connection you see between your policy issue and the general question you have.
  3. Identify a maximum of three key concepts (e.g., intrinsic value, anthropocentrism, sustainability, animism, mechanism, hierarchy, land pyramid, etc.) that you think will be important to define and defend in making your case.You will be assessed on how clearly you articulate the problem and explain the connection between 1. and 2. Assessment will also involve how well you have identified key concepts and explained your reasons for identifying them.

The assignment only has to be one page.