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Instructor: Larisa Svirsky. This course meets MTWRF 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in CW 213.

In this class, we will explore ethical questions that arise in the context of science, medicine, and health care. Some central themes we will consider are autonomy and informed consent, what justice requires in terms of access to health care, and the norms that health care providers should follow with respect to their patients. We will consider these questions through theoretical lenses at times, but our focus will always be on the practical import of the ethical claims we are considering. No prior experience with ethical theory is expected or required.