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GBio 2720: Schedule, Spring 2014

    Date

    Lecture Topic

    Reading Assignment
    (BBSE = Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics)

     W

    01/08

    Introduction to Ethics BBSE Chapter 1

     F

    01/10

    Ethics and Wordviews Feinberg and Feinberg, pp. 17-27

       

     M

    01/13

    Reaction Paper Guidelines,
    Ethical Theories: Natural Law and Kantian

    BBSE Chapters 11 and 7, Sullivan: Op-Ed

     W

    01/15

    Ethical Theories: Divine Command Ethics BBSE Chapter 12

     F

    01/17

    Ethical Theories: Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics BBSE Chapters 6 and 8

     

     M

    01/20

    Ethical Conflicts Feinberg and Feinberg, pp. 29-32

     W

    01/22

    Human Personhood: Biblical Perspective Sullivan 1 (Part 1)

     F

    01/24

    Human Personhood: Philosophical Sullivan 1 (Part 2), Kuhse and Singer [link]

       

     M

    01/27

    Human Personhood: Biological Arguments Sullivan 1 (Part 3)

     W

    01/29

    EXAM #1  

     F

    01/31

    Overview of Human Reproductive Biology (class notes) [Reaction Paper #1 due]

       

     M

    02/03

    Pregnancy and Early Development (class notes)

     W

    02/05

    Contraception

    (class notes)

     F

    02/07

    Abortion: History Sullivan 2,

     

     M

    02/10

    Gender Orientation Issues Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Dolph (combined class)

     W

    02/12

    Gender Orientation Issues Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Dolph (combined class)

     F

    02/14

    Gender Orientation Issues Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Dolph (combined class)

       

     M

    02/17

    Abortion: Pro and Con Sullivan 2, Thomson, Koukl

     W

    02/19

    Abortion: Special Cases (class discussion)

     F

    02/21

    Abortion: Special Cases (class discussion)

     

     M

    02/24

    EXAM #2 [Reaction Paper #2 due]

     W

    02/26

    Reproductive Technologies Francis

     F

    02/28

    (No class) (No class)

     

     M

    03/03

    SPRING BREAK

     W

    03/05

    SPRING BREAK

     F

    03/07

    SPRING BREAK

     

     M

    03/10

    The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate I Sullivan 5

     W

    03/12

    The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate II Coxon

     F

    03/14

    The Hippocratic Tradition Cameron; Special Presentation by Dr. S. (combined class)

       

     M

    03/17

    End of Life Ethics Sullivan 6

     W

    03/19

    End of Life Ethics Sullivan 6

     F

    03/21

    The Terri Schiavo Case Orr - Meilander; Special Presentation by Dr. S. (combined)

     

     M

    03/24

    Case Study Presentations Small Groups 1 & 2 (combined class)

     W

    03/26

    (Social Work Luncheon) (no class)

     F

    03/28

    Case Study Presentations Small Groups 3 & 4 (combined class)

       

     M

    03/31

    Case Study Presentations Small Group 5 (combined class)

     W

    04/02

    EXAM #3 [Reaction Paper #3 due]

     F

    04/04

    Eugenics Allen

       

     M

    04/07

    Nazi Medicine Riley

     W

    04/09

    Nazi Medicine Riley

     F

    04/11

    Human Experimentation (class notes)

       

     M

    04/14

    Human Experimentation

     

     W

    04/16

    Healthcare & Social Justice [Term Paper Topic due]

     F

    04/18

    EASTER BREAK  

       

     M

    04/21

    EASTER BREAK  

     W

    04/23

    Healthcare & Conscience Rights

    [Term Paper Outline due]

     F

    04/25

    Ethics and Free Will  

       

     M

    04/28

    Transplant Tourism

    (examples from India)

     W

    04/30

    FINAL, Non-Comprehensive (1 hour)

    1:00-2:00 PM [Term Paper due]

     F
    05/02    

     

     

     

     

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