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Bio 4710: Lecture Schedule -- Fall, 2014

Date

Topic
(click on hyperlinks for brief lecture outines)

Reading
 

08/20 W

Introduction to Ethical Theories

Moreland and Geisler (M&G) [link]

08/22 F

Natural Law

Moral Decision-Making and the Christian (F&F) [link]
Sullivan: Op-Ed

 

08/25 M

Kantian Ethics

M&G, F&F

08/27 W

Divine Command Ethics

M&G, F&F

08/29 F

Utilitarianism M&G, F&F

09/01 M

LABOR DAY

(no classes)

09/03 W

Ethical Conflicts M&G, F&F

09/05 F

Human Personhood: Biblical Perspective

Sullivan 2 [pdf]

 

09/08 M

Personhood: Philosophical Perspective

Sullivan 2 [pdf]

09/10 W

Human Personhood: Biological Perspective

Sullivan 2, Kuhse & Singer [link], Condic [link]

09/12 F

Human Personhood: Biological Perspective  

 

09/15 M

EXAM #1

09/17 W

Male Reproductive Structures

Tortora & Derrickson (TD): Male Repro System


09/19 F

Female Reproductive Structures

Tortora & Derrickson (TD): Male Repro System

 

   

09/22 M

Reproductive Cycle, Early Development

TD: Female Repro System, Early Development [Paper #1 due]

09/24 W

Abortion Techniques

Abortion Procedures

09/26 F

Abortion: History

Sullivan 3 [pdf]

 

   

09/29 M

Abortion: History

Sullivan 3 [pdf], Beckwith (Section II only)

10/01 W  

Counseling At-Risk Mothers

10/03 F

(Exam and Paper Review)

 

 

   

10/06 M

Contraception

Sullivan 4

10/08 W

Contraception

Sullivan 4

10/10 F

EXAM #2

     

10/13 M

(no class, instructor illness)  

10/15 W

Assisted Reproduction

10/17 F

FALL BREAK

(No Classes)

 

   

10/20 M 

The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate I

Sullivan 5, Kilner, Kilner&George

10/22 W

The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate II

Sullivan 5, Kilner, Kilner&George [Paper #2 due]

10/24 F

End of Life: Brain Death

Rosenberg

     

10/27 M

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Symposium (esp. Callahan & Meilaender)
Sullivan 6

10/29 W

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Symposium (esp. Callahan & Meilaender)
Sullivan 6

10/31 F

The Terri Schiavo Debate

Orr & Meilander

 

   

11/03 M

EXAM #3  

11/05 W

The Hippocratic Tradition I

Hippocratic Oath, Cameron

11/07 F

(No class. instructor out of town)  

 

11/10 M

(No class. instructor out of town)  

11/12 W

The Hippocratic Tradition II

Hippocratic Oath, Cameron**

11/14 F

The History of Eugenics

 Schaefer [Paper #3 due]

 

11/17 M

Nazi Medicine I

 Schaefer

11/19 W

Nazi Medicine II

11/21 F

Human Subjects Research

Nuremberg
Belmont
Helsinki Decl

 

   

11/24 M

Health Care Conscience Rights

News Article

     

11/26 W

Thanksgiving Break

(No Classes)

11/28 F

Thanksgiving Break

(No Classes)

 

   

12/01 M

Thanksgiving Break

(No Classes)

12/03 W

The Ethics of Health Care Reform

12/05 F

Transplant Tourism

Budiani-Saberi1 & Delmonico

 

   

12/08 M

Bioethics and Free Will

Soon et al

12/10 W

   

12/12 F

Exam #4 (Final, non-comprehensive)

(10:30-11:30 a.m.) [Paper #4 due]


 

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