Summary: BIOL 599- Seminar in Bioethics
Meeting: Biology 415; F 9-11. Instructor: Alejandro Acevedo. Biology 309, x3653, email@example.com
Office Hours: TBD
How much are biologists obliged to consider the moral rights and wrongs in our areas of expertise? Are
we fulfilling those obligations, and are our priorities right? If not, how can we do better? In this student-
led seminar we will address current and emerging issues in bioethics.
1) You will ponder on the ethical obligations of biologists to society.
2) You will hone your critical thinking and communication skills.
To fulfill these objectives, you will:
· Discuss and review various case studies from a moral perspective.
· Debate fellow students on key bioethical issues.
· Evaluate in writing a debate in which you did not participate.
-Shamoo, A. E. and Resnik, D. B. 2003. Responsible Conduct of Research. Oxford Univ. Press, NY.
-NAS. 1995. On Being A Scientist. Responsible Conduct In Research. National Academy Press,
Washington, DC. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309051967
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