2022-2023 Catalog

PHIL 233 Bioethics

This course is an introduction to the methods of ethics developed for addressing moral issues in the practice of health care and research. Methods addressed will include: professional ethics (practice standards and professional norms), casuistry, the principles of biomedical ethics, applied normative theory, feminist bioethics, and narrative ethics. We will use these methods to address a host of topics of concern to those participating in health care institutions either (directly) as providers or (somewhat less directly) as policy makers. Given in alternate years.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity