The course will introduce students to fundamental theories in normative ethics – including utilitarian theory, deontology (Kantian ethics), virtue ethics, and the ethic of care – and to competing theories of distributive justice. Students will be introduced to relevant methods of applied ethical reasoning, mainly in the context of bioethical issues arising in the areas of medicine, business, and the environment. Following the case study approach, weekly readings may include topics such as public immunization policy, clinical trials involving vulnerable populations, patent protection of genetic information, and the use of GM foods. Discussions will be organized to encourage ethically and factually well-informed debate of these and other topics emerging from weekly readings and viewings.
IZUNA ENGL 1177, or 6 credits IZUNA Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
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