HC421H - Reproductive Medical Ethics

Professor: Ed Weiser

4.00 credits

  • CRN 16712: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-3:50pm @ LIB 322

Medical ethics covers a wide range of areas, but in recent times the most controversial and contentious is the study of the ethics of reproduction.  This course will examine basic reproductive rights, abortion and its politics, modification of the human genome, contraceptive rights, and assisted reproductive technologies, to name a few.  The course will include substantial readings, an original philosophical-style term paper, and in-class presentations by two-student teams who will also lead that session’s discussion.  It is taught by a physician who has practiced and taught obstetrics and gynecology and medical ethics for many years, making the course mainly case based.