Religious Studies | Religion, Ethics, & Medicine
R373 | 3787 | 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.