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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Nancy Kass
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Familiarizes students with contemporary and classic literature in bioethics and demonstrates how to rigorously critique empirical and normative writings in the field of bioethics. Readings for the seminar include recent publications in bioethics and some classic pieces in the field. Students are primarily responsible for selection of articles and for presentation of articles for discussion.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
have a deeper awareness of and understanding of the literature in bioethics and public health
analyze arguments in existing bioethics literature and respond to them independently
to synthesize literature across different content areas of bioethics in order to provide linkages in the field
to critique one another's work and scholarly arguments.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on the student’s critical presentation and participation during sessions.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Students who are NOT doctoral students in the bioethics track require permission of the instructor.

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail