Fall 2015 WMU

biomedical ethicS (PHIL 3340)


In this course, the ethical principles (respect for autonomy, non maleficence, beneficence justice) and other ethical concerns (e.g. privacy, confidentiality, compassion, relationships among patients and professionals) are studied and applied to contemporary problems in medicine and biomedical research. These problems include genetic testing and therapy; organ transplantation; decision-making regarding treatment and care at the end of life; research involving human subjects; and treatment issues in the AIDS epidemic. Case study methods are used.
Credits: 4 hours
This course satisfies General Education Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications.
3340 Syllabus Fall 2015
3340 Schedule Fall 2015

critical thinking (PHIL 2200)


A systematic study of extended arguments aimed at helping students develop the skills necessary for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating argumentative rhetoric. Topics included are argument identification and argument structure, definitions and disputes, deduction and induction, premise verification and informal fallacies.
Credits: 3 hours
This course satisfies General Education Proficiency 4: Critical Thinking.

CRITICAL THINKING (PHIL 2200): Honors section


A systematic study of extended arguments aimed at helping students develop the skills necessary for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating argumentative rhetoric. Topics included are argument identification and argument structure, definitions and disputes, deduction and induction, premise verification and informal fallacies.
Credits: 3 hours
This course satisfies General Education Proficiency 4: Critical Thinking.