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Announcing our Spring 2018 Ethics Lab and bioethics course line-up

We’re excited to announce our bioethics and Ethics Lab course line-up for the Spring 2018 semester. This is a tentative list that will be updated in the coming months, but each of the listed courses below is available for pre-registration. All bioethics courses listed also count towards the bioethics minor.

Courses in the Department of Philosophy

  • PHIL 104-01: Bioethics: Law & End of Life · John Keown
  • *PHIL 105-01: Bioethics · Kimberly Leighton
  • *PHIL 105-02: Bioethics· Kimberly Leighton
  • *PHIL 105-03: Bioethics · Laura J. Bishop (Ethics Lab)
  • *PHIL 105-04: Bioethics · Hailey E. Hugent
  • *PHIL 106-01: Bioethics and Disability · Rebecca Kukla
  • +PHIL 127-10: Bioethics & Climate Change (core pathways) · Elizabeth Edenberg (Ethics Lab)
  • +PHIL 127-20: Bioethics & Climate Change (core pathways) · Elizabeth Edenberg (Ethics Lab)
  • PHIL 110-01: Social Media & Democracy · Elizabeth Edenberg (Ethics Lab)
  • PHIL 232-01: Ethical Theory · Karen Stohr
  • PHIL 440-01: Bioethics and Mental Illness · Wilfried Ver Eecke
  • PHIL 442-01: Politics of Weight and Eating · Rebecca Kukla

Courses Outside the Department of Philosophy

  • BIOL 262-01: Shaping National Science Policy · David Goldston
  • *HEST 254-01: Introduction to Healthcare Ethics · Sarah Vittone
  • HESY 355-01: Health in a Free Society · John Kraemer
  • **NSCI 499-01: Introduction to Neuroethics · James Giordano
  • PHYS 202-01: Shaping National Science Policy · David Goldston
  • THEO 076-01: Religious Ethics/Moral Issues · Terrence Reynolds
  • THEO 145-70: Islam, Culture, and Bioethics · Ayman Shabana
  • WGST 239-01: Art, Medicine, and Gender · Keren Hammerschlag

Ethics Lab Course:

IDST-330 Ethics Lab: Design Studio

Design has historically been a practice of shaping artifacts—of giving form to buildings, cities, products, clothing, graphics, etc. But the role that design plays in society is changing. Designers are increasingly found in leadership positions, working to shape new services, strategies, systems, and social change. Design methods and modes of thinking are rapidly being embraced as a driving force for innovation in business, government, education, and other sectors of society. While at the same time, the disruptive pace of cultural change provokes increasingly complex moral issues, adding to the challenge not simply of what to design, but how. This course introduces a foundation of theory and practice that will help equip students to flourish as responsible change agents in this emerging landscape. By engaging frameworks of applied ethics theory and design together, students will build competency in a transdisciplinary process, and develop the dispositions, habits of mind, and ways of seeing necessary to routinely shape the world.

Course Prerequisites: One Ethics course, such as a Core course (e.g. PHIL 010 or any course from PHIL 100 to PHIL 149).

*Students may take either PHIL 105 or HEST 254 toward the minor but not both; these courses are mutually exclusive.
**Undergraduates must seek prior permission from Prof. Giordano to enroll in this course.
+PHIL 127 is part of the core pathways set of courses. In order to fulfill requirements for one philosophy course toward the bioethics minor you must take another 1.5 credit course philosophy course in the fall of 2018.