Sep 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 331WX - Cultural, Ethical, Economic, Religious, and Political issues Surrounding Science and Medicine


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This seminar will address the rapid and almost unmanageable speed of breakthroughs in science and medicine that have tested our abilities to keep up with the many cultural, religious, ethical, political, and economic issues that they evoke. Through a case-based study of actual problems and controversies, we will discuss ways to address these issues as concerned individuals and members of a world culture. Included will be such issues as patients' rights, the use of animals in research, human cloning, stem cell research, screening for human diseases, euthanasia, health care coverage, and access to medical care. Enrollment is restricted by permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites. Writing intensive (W) Civilizations and Cultures (X).