Course Offerings for Summer 2014

PHL 115 FB  - Contemporary Moral Issues (crn 41457), Professor May,
MTWR
 10:10 am – 11:40 am  
This course will focus on thinking critically about today's moral problems and dilemmas, as well as elementary methods and concepts in ethical theory (e.g. utilitarianism, deontology). We'll study and evaluate famous arguments on the following topics: human cloning and genetic enhancement, abortion, racism and affirmative action, homosexuality and same-sex marriage, animal rights, and two topics in neuroethics (moral emotions and responsibility).


PHL 115 OW - Contemporary Moral Issues (crn 41434), Professor Price,
TR
12:40 pm – 2:40 pm  
Survey of contemporary moral problems and dilemmas; introduction to methods and   concepts of moral philosophy. Topics   may include abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, economic justice, homosexuality, animal rights, and respect for nature.


PHL 116 MB - Bioethics (crn 41433), Professor Whall, 
 MTWRF
10:10 am – 12:10 pm

This course is an introduction to ethical issues in health care. We will discuss several of the issues you are most likely to encounter as a patient, as a patient’s family member, as a future doctor or nurse, or as a voter. Some of the questions we may cover include: Should doctors always tell patients the whole truth about their condition? Should physicians help severely ill patients end their lives? Is it wrong to choose to have a child, knowing it is likely to have a serious genetic illness? How should limited health care resources such as organs for transplant be allocated?


PHL 116 OV - Bioethics (crn 41435), Professor King,  
TR
10:20 am – 12:20 pm
This course is an introduction to ethical issues in health care. We will discuss several of the issues you are most likely to encounter as a patient, as a patient’s family member, as a future doctor or nurse, or as a voter. Some of the questions we may cover include: Should doctors always tell patients the whole truth about their condition? Should physicians help severely ill patients end their lives? Is it wrong to choose to have a child, knowing it is likely to have a serious genetic illness? How should limited health care resources such as organs for transplant be allocated?


PHL 203 FD - Philosophy of Religion (crn 41436), Professor McCain,  
MTWR
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  
This course will introduce students to the study of philosophy through the examination of several major issues in philosophy of religion. In particular we will be examining each of the following issues: arguments for God’s existence, whether knowledge of/rational belief in God requires arguments, the problem of evil, issues concerning life after death, the relation of religion and science, and the challenges posed by religious diversity.