Sep 23, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 4500 - Bioethics

This course involves a philosophical analysis of some of the basic moral issues raised by recent and anticipated developments in the areas of biology and medicine. The general question “What are moral problems, and how does one resolve them?” is examined in the context of concrete cases involving issues such as abortion, euthanasia, organ transplants, experimentation on human patients, cloning, genetic engineering, and behavior control and modification. This is a communication-intensive course.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: Cross listed as STSH 4250. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and STSH 4250.

Credit Hours: 4

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