May 24, 2024  
Catalog 2024-25 
Catalog 2024-25

BIO 131 - Bioethics

This course equips students to interpret and critically assess the basic problems, methods, and approaches to the field of bioethics, and familiarizes the students with the main ethical theories of bioethics.  Through a combination of readings, videos, other media and classroom exercises students learn to identify and comprehend the philosophical components of the public discussion on bioethical issues and appreciate the importance of ethical dialogue across different cultures and traditions. Through the use of interpersonal and small group discussions and presentations, students will understand the legal and public policy implications of bioethics and become able to understand the interplay of morality and law both at a general level and in relation to specific bioethical issues.

General Education: A3 Critical Thinking
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Units: 3