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RELI0293

Religion and Bioethics

Religion and Bioethics ET*
This course is an introduction to bioethics, or the principles, virtues, and other moral norms that guide decision-making in the health sciences. We will focus on moral norms accepted by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and humanistic traditions and embedded in a liberal, pluralistic society. We will consider the implications for euthanasia and assisted suicide, abortion, assisted reproduction, genetics, research on human subjects, and other health care issues that occupy public debate. Popular films and numerous actual and hypothetical cases that raise important issues in bioethics will be used throughout the course. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2013

RELI0293A-F13 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-F13 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-F13 Discussion (Davis)

Fall 2010

RELI0293A-F10 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-F10 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-F10 Discussion (Davis)

Spring 2009

RELI0293A-S09 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-S09 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-S09 Discussion (Davis)

Spring 2008

RELI0293A-S08 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293X-S08 Lab (Davis)
RELI0293Y-S08 Lab (Davis)
RELI0293Z-S08 Lab (Davis)

Spring 2005

RELI0293A-S05 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-S05 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-S05 Discussion (Davis)