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Bio 4710: Lecture Schedule -- Fall, 2013

Date

Topic
(click on hyperlinks for brief lecture outines)

Reading
 

08/21 W

Introduction to Ethical Theories

Moreland and Geisler (M&G) [link]

08/23 F

Natural Law

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

 

08/26 M

Kantian Ethics

M&G, F&F

08/28 W

Divine Command Ethics

M&G, F&F

08/30 F

Utilitarianism M&G, F&F

09/02 M

LABOR DAY

(no classes)

09/04 W

Ethical Conflicts M&G, F&F

09/06 F

Human Personhood: Biblical Perspective

Sullivan 2 [pdf]

 

09/09 M

Personhood: Philosophical Perspective

Sullivan 2 [pdf]

09/11 W

Human Personhood: Biological Perspective

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

09/13 F

Human Personhood: Biological Perspective  

 

09/16 M

EXAM #1

09/18 W

Male Reproductive Structures

Tortora & Derrickson (TD): Male Repro System


09/20 F

Female Reproductive Structures

Tortora & Derrickson (TD): Male Repro System

 

   

09/23 M

Reproductive Cycle, Early Development

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

09/25 W

Abortion Techniques

Abortion Procedures

09/27 F

Abortion: History

Sullivan 3 [pdf]

 

   

09/30 M

Abortion: History

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

10/02 W  

Counseling At-Risk Mothers

10/04 F

(Exam and Paper Review)

 

 

   

10/07 M

Contraception

Sullivan 4

10/09 W

Contraception

Sullivan 4

10/11 F

EXAM #2

     

10/14 M

Assisted Reproduction

10/16 W

The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate I

Sullivan 5, Kilner, Kilner&George

10/18 F

FALL BREAK

(No Classes)

 

   

10/21 M 

The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate II

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

10/23 W

End of Life: Brain Death

Rosenberg

10/25 F

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Symposium (esp. Callahan & Meilaender)
Sullivan 6

     

10/28 M

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Symposium (esp. Callahan & Meilaender)
Sullivan 6

10/30 W

The Terri Schiavo Debate

Orr & Meilander

11/01 F

EXAM #3  

 

   

11/04 M

The Hippocratic Tradition I

Hippocratic Oath, Cameron**

11/06 W

The Hippocratic Tradition II

Hippocratic Oath, Cameron**

11/08 F

TBA

 

 

11/11 M

The History of Eugenics

 Schaefer [Paper #3 due]

11/13 W

Nazi Medicine I

 Schaefer

11/15 F

Nazi Medicine II

 

11/18 M

Human Subjects Research

Nuremberg
Belmont
Helsinki Decl

11/20 W

Health Care Conscience Rights

News Article

11/22 F

The Ethics of Health Care Reform

 

   

11/25 M

Transplant Tourism

Budiani-Saberi1 & Delmonico

     

11/27 W

Thanksgiving Break

(No Classes)

11/29 F

Thanksgiving Break

(No Classes)

 

   

12/02 M

Thanksgiving Break

(No Classes)

12/04 W

Bioethics and Free Will

Soon et al

12/06 F

Public Ethics

The Manhattan Declaration [link]

 

12/09 M

Student Presentations

(class notes)

12/11 W

Exam #4 (Final, non-comprehensive)

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

12/13 F

   

** Cameron's The New Medicine, Chapter 1, available on reserve at library front desk

 

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