Course - Law
Prerequisites: None 
Recommended Courses: None 
Overview This course studies the ethical, legal and public policy ramification of scientific and medical advances that fragment and rearrange certain natural processes, conditions or relationships and social arrangements resting on them.  Specific areas of investigation include biomedical research and experimentation; mind and behavior control; reproductive technology; genetic control and manipulation; death and dying; transplantation and implantation of natural and artificial organs and tissues; and enhancement of human attributes.  The course will cover basic ethical theories and jurisprudential concepts that are relevant to analysis of the various subject matter areas.  It will also entail examination of a broad array of cases, statutes and administrative materials that have already been promulgated or proposed to deal with legal issues raised or portended by scientific and medical advances.  These materials cut across many areas of the law, including constitutional, tort, property, contract and administrative law. 
Materials Bioethics and Law (M. Shapiro, R. Spece, et al. eds. 2003) 
Course Format Lecture and discussion 
Written Assignments None 
Type of Exam In-class examination or paper at student=s option 
Basis for grading If paper is chosen, the student is allowed three absences only. A borderline grade can be raised for quality class participation. 
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