Bioethics and Society
General Catalog Course Title:
Bioethics and Society
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015
Fall 2013
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Winickoff, David
Klein, Kerwin

Developments in biology and the life sciences have thrown into question existing ethical and policy approaches to human health and well-being.  Rapid changes in science and technology appear to be reconstituting concepts of the self and its boundaries, kinship, ownership, the law and obligations of people in relation to governing institutions and environments.  Through reading primary materials and relevant secondary sources, this course seeks to identify and explore salient ethical, legal, and policy issues—and possible solutions—associated with developments in the life sciences in contemporary and historical contexts.

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