Spring 2011 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 Spring 2011

foundations of the modern worldview (PHIL 3500)


The study of some basic ideas with which today’s knowledgeable people make sense of their world and themselves. Topics may vary from term to term, but will include a philosophical study of the physical, biological or social sciences and some areas in the humanities that reflect changes in values associated with the modern worldview.
Credits: 4 hours
This course satisfies General Education Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications.
3500 Syllabus Spring 2011