Medical Ethics

CAS PH 251

  • Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking

This course will survey ethical issues that arise in connection with medicine and emerging biotechnologies. It will examine topics such as the right to healthcare, research on human subjects, euthanasia, abortion, cloning, genetic selection, disabilities, and the biomedical enhancement of human capacities. Students can expect to gain not only training in the concepts and methods of moral philosophy and the logic of argumentation, but also the resources needed for assessing ethically difficult questions that healthcare professionals routinely face. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking.

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A1 Sheeley SCI 113 MWF 11:15 am-12:05 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A2 Sheeley CAS 237 M 12:20 pm-1:10 pm Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A3 Sheeley MUG 203 T 11:15 am-12:05 pm

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A4 Sheeley MUG 203 W 1:25 pm-2:15 pm Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A5 Sheeley MUG 203 F 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A6 Sheeley CAS 227 R 3:35 pm-4:25 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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B1 Miller CAS 211 TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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B2 Miller CGS 115 T 3:35 pm-4:25 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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B3 Miller CAS 220 F 10:10 am-11:00 am Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

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B4 Miller CAS 220 W 9:05 am-9:55 am Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

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B5 Miller CAS 225 M 1:25 pm-2:15 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A1 Powell CAS B12 TR 9:30 am-10:45 am

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A2 Powell CAS 318 M 10:10 am-11:00 am Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A3 Powell CAS 235 T 3:35 pm-4:25 pm

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A4 Powell CAS 316 W 2:30 pm-3:20 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A5 Powell WED 208 F 11:15 am-12:05 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Sheeley CAS B12 MWF 9:05 am-9:55 am Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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B2 Sheeley CAS 316 M 2:30 pm-3:20 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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B3 Sheeley IEC B08 T 11:15 am-12:05 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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B4 Sheeley CAS 318 W 4:40 pm-5:30 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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B5 Sheeley CAS 318 R 3:35 pm-4:25 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B6 Sheeley CAS 318 F 11:15 am-12:05 pm Class Full

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.