Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 3560 - Bioethical Dramas

Credits: 4
Bioethical Dramas focuses on ethical issues in medicine and their portrayal in popular culture. The central questions explored in this class are: How does the practice of modern medicine impact our lives? And what do portrayals of medical practice in popular culture reveal to us about how we view ourselves and others? Students will gain knowledge of current bioethical issues through the reading of short philosophical texts, case studies, journalistic pieces, experiential theater activities, and the critical analysis of dramatic works in script and film. Readings and other class preparation will facilitate students’ ability to understand and evaluate the impact of the history and current state of medicine and biomedical research on the human condition. 
Prerequisite(s): Any 1000-level PHL course
Cross-Listed: THR 3560