STS 2051

STS 2051

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, complex ethical issues arise from interpersonal interactions between patients and clinicians to broad controversies that propel medicine into headline news.  This course will examine ethical challenges in contemporary medicine, healthcare, and biomedical research from the bedside to health policy.  Using case-vignettes, news stories, narratives, and readings from the healthcare, ethics, and social science literature we will examine issues from multiple vantage points. A range of topics will be explored including the patient-clinician relationship, heath care decision-making, issues at the beginning and end-of-life, technological advances, human experimentation, healthcare systems, and distributive justice. The course will also examine the fluidity of normative ethical boundaries, and how context and point of reference influence our perceptions of and approach to ethical issues. 

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS, SCD-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6867STS 2051  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    First-Year students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

  •  6868STS 2051  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6869STS 2051  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6870STS 2051  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6871STS 2051  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6872STS 2051  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6873STS 2051  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6874STS 2051  DIS 207

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6875STS 2051  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person