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GBio 2720: Schedule, Spring 2015

    Date

    Lecture Topic

    Reading Assignment
    (BBSE = Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics)

     W

    01/07

    Introduction to Ethics BBSE Chapter 1

     F

    01/09

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

       

     M

    01/12

    Reaction Paper Guidelines,
    Ethical Theories: Natural Law

    BBSE Chapter 11, Sullivan: Op-Ed

     W

    01/14

    Ethical Theories: Kantian Ethics BBSE Chapter 7

     F

    01/16

    Ethical Theories: Divine Command Ethics BBSE Chapter 12

     

     M

    01/19

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

     W

    01/21

    Ethical Conflicts Feinberg and Feinberg, pp. 29-32

     F

    01/22

    Human Personhood: Biblical Perspective Sullivan 1 (Part 1)

       

     M

    01/26

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

     W

    01/28

    Human Personhood: Biological Arguments Sullivan 1 (Part 3)

     F

    01/30

    EXAM #1  

       

     M

    02/02

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

     W

    02/04

    Pregnancy and Early Development (class notes)

     F

    02/06

    (Instructor out of town) No class

     

     M

    02/09

    Contraception

    (class notes)

     W

    02/11

    Gender Orientation Issues Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Dolph

     F

    02/13

    Abortion: History Sullivan 2

       

     M

    02/16

    Abortion: Pro and Con Sullivan 2, Thomson, Koukl

     W

    02/18

    Abortion: Special Cases (class discussion)

     F

    02/20

    Abortion: Special Cases (class discussion)

     

     M

    02/23

    EXAM #2

     W

    02/25

    (no class) (no class)

     F

    02/27

    Reproductive Technologies Francis [Reaction Paper #2 due]

     

     M

    03/02

    SPRING BREAK

     W

    03/04

    SPRING BREAK

     F

    03/06

    SPRING BREAK

     

     M

    03/09

    The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate I Sullivan 5

     W

    03/11

    The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate II Coxon

     F

    03/13

    The Hippocratic Tradition Cameron

       

     M

    03/16

    End of Life Ethics Sullivan 6

     W

    03/18

    End of Life Ethics Sullivan 6

     F

    03/20

    The Terri Schiavo Case Orr - Meilander

     

     M

    03/23

    Case Study Presentations Small Groups 1 & 2

     W

    03/25

    (Social Work Luncheon) (no class)

     F

    03/27

    Case Study Presentations Small Groups 3 & 4

       

     M

    03/30

    Case Study Presentations Small Group 5

     W

    04/01

    EXAM #3  

     F

    04/03

    EASTER BREAK

    (no class)

     

     

     M

    04/06

    EASTER BREAK

    (no class)

     W

    04/08

    Eugenics

    Allen [Reaction Paper #3 due]

     F

    04/10

    Nazi Medicine

    Riley

     

     

     M

    04/13

    Nazi Medicine

    Riley

     W

    04/15

    Human Experimentation

    (class notes)

     F

    04/17

    Healthcare & Social Justice

    [Term Paper Topic due]

     

     

     M

    04/20

    Healthcare & Conscience Rights

    [Term Paper Outline due]

     W

    04/22

    Ethics and Free Will

     

     F

    04/24

    Transplant Tourism

    (examples from India)

       

     M

    04/27

     

     

     W

    04/29

    FINAL, Non-Comprehensive (1 hour)

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

     F
    05/01    

     

     

     

     

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