Religious Studies | Religion, Ethics & Medicine
R373 | 4153 | Girod


The purpose of this course is to examine both religious and secular
approaches in contemporary bioethics.  We will learn basic
philosophical concepts such as autonomy, beneficence and justice,
how they relate to modern medicine, and how to apply them.  We will
also examine religious concepts such as covenant, love and gift that
have been central in bioethical discussions.  Most of our time in
this class will be spent using these concepts to examine the complex
issues that arise in the areas of reproduction, transplantation and
death and dying.