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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Summer 2005

GOV F335M • Right to Privacy/Bioethical Issues-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
85465 MTWThF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
GAR 7
GREGG

Course Description

CANCELLED Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. The seminar examines unresolved issues generated by cutting edge developments in biotechnology, issues at the intersection of law and ethics. It asks: Which of these issues might be well-framed in terms of the right to privacy, which not? If not, why not? If so, how so? The seminar's design as well as the essay assignments ask students to think both analytically and creatively, applying thoughtfully and critically one set of data to another, toward developing unique and original answers to pressing ethical dilemmas of an empirical cast.

Grading Policy

4 essays The final grade will be based on 4 essays equally weighted and adjusted according to class participation.

Texts

Menikoff, Jerry. Law and Bioethics: An Introduction. Georgetown University Press.

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