Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

BIO 202 - Bioethics (4 Cr.)

(PHL 202) (RPP)
In this class, we will analyze the central tenets of bioethics in conversation with race, disability, and gender. In particular, we will consider how the four principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice and non-maleficence function in the historical and contemporary practice of medicine. Our focus will be on considering the differential application of these principles to different populations in healthcare practices and policies in order to ask better informed questions about how to promote justice in medical practice, research, and policy. This will also allow us to think through what kinds of assumptions and norms are built into our understanding of health and healthcare and reflect critically on how we might transform them. Prerequisites: None Offered every other fall. Kimoto