This course provides an introduction to moral reasoning through a philosophical examination of major problems in biomedical ethics, such as abortion, euthanasia, allocation of resources, medical experimentation, genetic engineering, confidentiality, among others. Students will be introduced to the idea that ethical problems are largely a matter of reason; that progress toward solutions can be gained through an application of normative ethical (philosophical) theory. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2010 or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H. Frequency: Every Fall and Winter.
SMART Biology Major Req, GenEd Hum Ethics Req, Humaniites, Upper Level Req, Humanities, Philosophy Req, GenEd Hum Humanities Req
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017