PHIL1980-01.Special Topics: Bioethics.J17.Swenson,Joseph
Special Topics: Bioethics
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Area of Study
Recent advances in biological and technological research present us with a future that admits of great promise but also, quite possibly, unprecedented peril. Bioethics is the study of ethical questions that emerge out of the rapidly changing fields of biotechnology, medical research, and the health care industry. This discussion-based class will offer students a critical introduction to bioethics through a close examination of some of the most important debates currently ongoing in this field. Topics will include: cloning, genetic enhancement, abortion, euthanasia, and the ethics of medical experimentation on human and non-human animals. Throughout the course, we will focus on both the philosophical arguments that structure these contemporary ethical debates as well as the broader societal beliefs and public policies that inform them. This course has 5 seats reserved for first-year students. If you attempt to register for this course and receive a Registration Add Error message with the status “Reserved Closed”, the remaining seats are reserved.
Swenson, Joseph, "PHIL1980-01.Special Topics: Bioethics.J17.Swenson,Joseph" (2017). Syllabi. 12001.