Final papers should be between 1250-1500 words, due at the end of Week 8, 12 point font, double-spaced, and formatted in the MLA or APA Style. The case study/topic should be addressed with the environmental ethic of one of our weekly, primary authors. This list includes Holmes Rolston, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Arne Naess, Peter Singer and Paul Taylor. See the Course Outline in our Syllabus for the weekly readings. Approximately 1/3 of your paper should be a description of the primary author’s work and application to the case study/topic.
You may use a case study from our textbook Sustainability, or other resources. If you choose an established case study, you can summarize it with proper reference, but if there is a relevant section in our Sustainability textbook that should be included in your paper.
Papers can address either theoretical issues or practical concerns. The paper will be evaluated on form as well as content. It should be clearly written, well organized, and free of spelling and grammatical errors. Sources used in research must be included in the bibliography. In-text citations and sources listed on the reference page must correlate. References must be supplied for all quotations and also for any idea, insights, or viewpoints you incorporate from reading the work of others. In-text citations require the page number of the text or paragraph number of the website. The reader must be able to look up the exact place in the text or website cited! The paper is due at the end of Week 8.