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<ul><li><p>1 </p><p>PHIL 313 Lec 01 Bioethics </p><p>Summer Term 2018 </p><p>Course Outline </p><p>Lectures: Tuesdays &amp; Thursdays, 09:00-11:45 in SA 129 Instructor: Sinan Sencan Office: SS1239 Office Phone: 220-6465 Email: Office Hours: Tuesday &amp; Thursday 12:15 13:15 Course Description In the course we focus on the arguments about ethical issues relating to the practices in health care, biotechnology, medical research and patient-doctor relationship. For example, some of the topics covered in this course are abortion, euthanasia, reproductive rights and technology, genetic engineering and resource allocation. Prerequisites: N/A Course Learning Outcomes </p><p> Ability to engage in positions, arguments and issues in bioethics. Ability to apply basic philosophical concepts and theories to identify, analyze and evaluate </p><p>ethical problems in biomedical issues. Ability to critically digest, interpret, and analyze complex arguments concerning bioethics. Ability to write a convincing argument that takes adequate account of alternative positions. Ability to engage in constructive, respectful, oral and written argumentation. </p><p> Required Texts Readings will be posted on D2L. Recommended Texts Kuhse, H., Schklenk, U., &amp; Singer, P. (Eds.). (2015). Bioethics: an anthology. Blackwell Publishing. (Online copy available through the library) Course Assessment There will be two quizzes, an in-class exam, a group work and a take home final exam. Writing and the grading thereof is a factor in the evaluation of your work for this course. </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>Assignment % of Course grade Due Date 2 Quizzes 20 (%10 Each) July 12, July 31 </p><p>Exam 25 Jul 24 Group Work 25 August 9 </p><p>Take Home Final 30 August 17 Quizzes: Two quizzes will be given during regular class time. There will be example questions on D2L. Exam: Exam will take 90 minutes of class. It will include short essay type questions. There will be study questions on D2L. Group Work: In groups of 3 or 4, students will be asked to present a 20 30 minute presentation discussing their chosen topic that was of special interest and explain why they found it challenging. Students need to introduce a case study. They may use a variety of examples, stories, videos, legal cases and other sources that may help to facilitate the discussion. Discussions will involve the whole class. In addition, each member of group needs to submit a report concerning group work. Take Home Final: The take home final will be made available on the last week of class. Electronic submissions via D2L are welcome. Grading Method: This course uses a combination of letter and number grades. Each assignment will receive a number grade. The final grade is the sum of the grades obtained in the course assignments. The final grade will receive a letter according to the following conversion table: </p><p>A+ 96-100 B+ 80-84 C+ 65-69 D+ 50-54 A 90-95 B 75-79 C 60-64 D 44-49 A- 85-89 B- 70-74 C- 55-59 F 0-43 </p><p> Course Policies Late Assignments: No extensions will be granted on assignments except in cases of an official excuse, such as medical report. Please contact me in case you cannot hand in assignments on time, attend to exams, etc. IMPORTANT DEPARTMENTAL, FACULTY AND UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Academic Honesty Cheating or plagiarism on any assignment or examination is regarded as an extremely serious academic offense, the penalty for which will be an F on the assignment or an F in the course, and possibly a disciplinary sanction such as probation, suspension, or expulsion. See the relevant section K.5 on Academic Misconduct in the current University Calendar </p><p></p></li><li><p>3 </p><p>Intellectual honesty requires that your work include adequate referencing to sources. Plagiarism occurs when you do not acknowledge or correctly reference your sources. If you have questions about correct referencing, consult your instructor. Academic Accommodation The student accommodation policy can be found at: Students needing an Accommodation because of a disability or medical condition should communicate this need to Student Accessibility Services in accordance with the Procedure for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Students needing an Accommodation based on a Protected Ground other than Disability, should communicate this need, preferably in writing, to their instructor. D2L Help Desire2Learn is UCalgarys online learning management system. Important information and communications about this course may be posted on D2L. Go to for help. General Academic Concerns and Program Planning Have a question but not sure where to start? The Arts Students Centre is your information resource for everything in the Faculty of Arts. Drop in at SS102, call 403-220-3580, or email . Advisors in the ASC can also provide assistance and advice in planning your program through to graduation. Visit the Faculty of Arts website at for detailed information on common academic concerns Advice on Philosophy Courses You may find answers to your more specific questions about a philosophy degree on the Department of Philosophys website , or contact one of Philosophys Undergraduate Advisors. Jeremy Fantl (, Allen Habib (, Megan Delehanty ( Registration Overload/Prereq Waivers If you are seeking to register in a Philosophy course that is full or to get permission to waive the prereqs for a course, email the Department Manager, Tram Nguyen ( Include the specific course information and your UCID number in your request. Writing This course will include written assignments. All written assignments (including, although to a lesser extent, written exam responses) will be assessed at least partly on writing skills. Writing skills include not only surface correctness (grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.) but also general clarity and organization. Research papers must be properly documented. Students are also encouraged to use Writing Support Services and other Student Success Centre Services, located on the 3rd floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library. Writing Support Services assist with a variety of assignments, from essays to lab reports. Students can book 30-minute one-on-one appointments online, sign up for 15- minute drop-in appointments, and register for a variety of writing workshops. For more information on this and other Student Success Centre services, please visit . </p><p></p></li><li><p>4 </p><p>Protection of Privacy The University of Calgary is under the jurisdiction of the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The Department of Philosophy ensures the students right to privacy by requiring all graded assignments be returned to the student directly from the instructor or teaching assistant. Internet and Electronic Communication Devices The instructor reserves the right to establish course policies regarding the use of devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartbooks. If allowed, these devices must be used exclusively for instructional purposes and must not cause disruption to the instructor or to fellow students. Cell phones and paging devices should be set to silent mode during lectures. Audio or video recording of lectures is not permitted without the written permission of the instructor. Students violating this policy are subject to discipline under the University of Calgarys Non-Academic Misconduct policy Emergency Evacuation: In case of an emergency evacuation during class, students must gather at the designated assembly point nearest to the classroom. The list of assembly points is found at . Please check this website and note the nearest assembly point for this course. Other Helpful Contacts </p><p> Safewalk and Campus Security: 403-220-5333. Faculty of Arts Student Representatives: 403-220-6552, , </p><p>,, Student Union:; 403-220-6551. Student Ombudsman: Campus Mental Health Strategy: </p><p></p><p>Email: sinan.sencan@ucalgary.caOffice Hours: Tuesday &amp; Thursday 12:15 13:15Course DescriptionPrerequisites:Course Learning OutcomesRequired TextsRecommended Texts</p></li></ul>