Spring 2017


This is a partial, rough-cut list of bioethics minor-related courses for the Spring 2017 semester.  The courses are arranged according to our grid of minor requirements. If anyone spots a relevant course on SIS that is not listed below, please contact Prof. Stangl at rls5ef@virginia.edu.



PHIL 1740-100(15250) Issues of Life and Death, Lecture, Open, 0/180, Rebecca Stangl, Minor Minor Hall 125, MW 11:00AM-11:50AM


BIOLOGY REQUIREMENT Students may take one of the following courses, or, with AP Biology credits in hand, take any Biology course at or above the 3000 level.  

BIOL 2200-001 (10422) Introduction to Biology w/Laboratory: Organismal & Evolutionary Biology, Lecture, Open, 0/300, Jessamyn Manson, Chemistry Bldg 402, MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM, F 3:00-5:00PM

BIOL 2200-002 (14788) Introduction to Biology w/Laboratory: Organismal & Evolutionary Biology, Lecture, Open, 0/495, Jessamyn Manson, Chemistry Bldg 402, MWF 1:00PM-1:50PM and F 3:00-5:00PM


ETHICAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY REQUIREMENT One course under this two-course requirement must be in ethics, as opposed to political philosophy; and one must be at the 3000 level or higher. (*=ethics credit.)

*PHIL 3720-001 (19983) Contemporary Ethics, Lecture, Open, 0/30, TBD, Nau Hall 241, TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

*PLIR 3310 (11021) Ethics and Human Rights in World Politics, Lecture, Open, 0/240, Michael Smith, Nau Hall 101, MW 12:00PM-12:50PM

PLPT 1010 (14406) Introduction to Political Theory, Lecture, Open, 0/180, Colin Bird, Wilson Hall 402, MW 12:00PM-12:50PM

PLPT 3020 (11038) Modern Political Thought, Lecture, Open, 0/120, Stephen White, Wilson Hall 402, MW 1:00PM-1:50PM

PLPT 3030 (15375) Contemporary Political Thought, Open, 0/60, Murad Idris, Gibson Hall 211, MW 10:00AM-10:50AM


BIOETHICS ELECTIVES:  The Minor requires 3 electives, at least 2 of which must be in the core category:


PHIL 3520-002 (21293) Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Organizational Ethics in Healthcare, Lecture, Open, 0/30, Jennifer Phillips, New Cabell Hall 168, TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM

PHIL 3651 (14028) Genes, Nature and Justice, Lecture, Open, 0/30, Sahar Akhtar, Nau Hall 241, TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM

PHSE 5700 (15991) Bioethics Internship Seminar: Health Policy & Administration, Seminar,Open, 0/10, Lois Shepherd, Mary Marshall, TBA, Tu 3:30PM-6:00PM

RELG 4023 (13782) Bioethics Internship Seminar, Seminar, Open, 0/12, Mary Marshall, Gibson Hall 142, Th 3:30PM-6:00PM


RELATED ELECTIVES: Only one related elective course will count towards the 3 required electives.  Such courses are either freestanding -- i.e., they don’t need to be paired with a core elective course (e.g., Medical Anthropology), or they must be paired with a core elective in order to count (e.g., Health Economics should be paired with a core elective like Justice & Health Care).  If in doubt, contact the Program Director.


Freestanding electives:

ANTH 2280 (13051) Medical Anthropology, Lecture, Open 0/90, Carrie Douglass, Claude Moore Nusring Educ G010, TuTh 4:00PM-5:15PM

ANTH 3130 (15011) Disease, Epidemics and Society, Lecture, Open, 0/85, John Shepherd, Claude Moore Nursing Educ G010, TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM

ANTH 5360 (13227) World Mental Health, Lecture, Open 0/20, Richard Merkel, New Cabell Hall 044, W 6:30PM-9:00PM

ANTH 5590 (21197) Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology:  Care and Abandonment, Seminar, Open, 0/15, Ruffner Hall 125, TuTh 2:00PM-4:30PM

RELG 3559 (20146) New Course in Religious Studies: Theology, Death and Dying, Seminar, Open, 0/20, Gibson Hall 141, TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM

SOC 3700 (14611) Health and Society, Lecture, Open, 0/60, Meredith Bergey, Maury Hall 104, TuTh 11:00AM-11:50AM


Paired electives:

ANTH 2270 (20072) Race, Gender, and Medical Science, Lecture, Open, 0/60, Gertrude Fraser, Maury Hall 104, TuTh 12:30PM-1:20PM [Should be paired with Justice and Healthcare]

SOC 2052 (13057) Sociology of the Family, Lecture, Open, 0/60, Rae Blumberg, Wilson Hall 301, MW 9:00AM-9:50AM [Should be paired with Reproductive Ethics]

SOC 4280 (19753) Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, Seminar, Open, 0/20, Meredith Bergey, New Cabell Hall 107, TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM [should be paired with Justice and Healthcare ]