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PHIL2225 – Bioethics pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2 and 9. This course explores ethical issues that arise from advancements in science and technology (e.g. genetic engineering, cloning, patent rights) as well as look at the philosophical underpinnings of current scientific research and how philosophy is different from science and the law.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. 1. Explain ethical implications of current biological and technical research.
  2. 2. Demonstrate awareness of distinctions between science, ethics, and law.
  3. 3. Articulate orally informed responses to current bio-technical controversies.
  4. 4. Explain in writing different positions taken on bio-ethical issues.
  5. 5. Analyze underlying philosophical assumptions of biological and technical research.
  6. 6. Compare and contrast divergent ethical positions on biological and technical matters with the aim of understanding similarities and differences.
  7. 7. Criticize in writing divergent bio-ethical viewpoints.
  8. 8. Develop and demonstrate individual bio-ethical reasoning and point of view in written assignment.
  9. 9. Demonstrate comprehension of complex and abstract concepts discussed in class and readings through examination and in class participation.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 2. Critical Thinking
  • 9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility

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