Prerequisites: One course from the Scientific Thought section of the Core and completion of the Philosophical Inquiry section of the Core. (First semester/3 credits)
A philosophical and scientific approach to understanding current ethical issues in medicine. Issues to be discussed include abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, genetic testing, informed consent, organ transplantation and experimentation with human subjects. Each topic will be covered from the scientific and the ethical perspective. May be used for the major in philosophy.