Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 376: Special Topics in Religious Thought

RELI 376-001: Religion and Medicine
(Fall 2017)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Research Hall 202

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course examines the ethical principles that guide our society’s most important decisions in health care, with a focus on principles developed in Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Islamic and humanistic traditions, and embedded in our contemporary pluralistic society. It examines debates about assisted suicide; terminating life-sustaining treatment; abortion and maternal-fetal relations; artificial reproduction; the use of human subjects in research; genetic counseling, screening, and engineering; obtaining and distributing organs for transplantation; and a variety of public health issues from AIDS to possible bioterrorist attacks. We will use numerous actual and hypothetical cases to highlight moral issues.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Selected topics from a philosophical perspective. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours of Religious Studies or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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