Syllabus - PHIL 2025-001 Bioethics(Wintersession 2008-2009...

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PHIL 2025-001: Bioethics (Wintersession 2008-2009) 1:00 – 4:30 M-S 209 Coates Hall Frankie Worrell [email protected] (notice that it is fworre followed by the numeral one) Office hours: 12:00 – 1:00 M–F and by appointment Office phone: Mailbox located in 106 Coates Course Description : In this class we will be examining some of the central ethical issues in the medical professions. We will look at (to name a few) problems surrounding abortion, euthanasia, the allocation of scarce medical resources, issues pertaining to medical research, and (briefly) special problems for those in the nursing field. We will begin by briefly studying the history of bioethics and some major ethical theories before getting into the particular issues. Required Text : There is only one required book that you will have to buy for this class: Kuhse, Helga and Peter Singer, ed. 2006. Bioethics: An Anthology . 2 nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4051-2948-0. Apart from this text, other assigned readings will be available online. I will notify you of these as necessary. Grading : Your grade in this class will be determined based on your performance on: 1 Midterm Exam (Worth 100 points) 1 Final Exam (Worth 100 points) This gives a total of 200 points. So here’s the range for each letter grade: A = 180-200 B = 160-179 C = 140-159 D = 120-139 F = 0-119 I reserve the right to adjust this curve. That being said, I will only adjust the curve so as to lower the minimum number of points to reach a letter grade. Exams (Midterm and Final) : There will be two exams in the class: a Midterm and a Final. Each will be worth 100 points.
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