Rel 195-10 (HMS 195-10, Phil 195-10) Bioethics and the Law (4)

Students in this course will learn something about the foundations and (nontechnical) workings of the American system of justice, and will combine that understanding with a focus on various topics in bioethics, from the "right to die" to the gene-patenting.  A key point will be the understanding that, as science and medicine continually move forward, there are always new challenges to existing legal understanding.  How should the law respond to new questions, e.g. inheritance rights of posthumously conceived children?  ONLINE COURSE. (HU)

Requirement: 
(HU)
Instructor: 
Prof. Dena Davis
Spring
2015