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Master of Arts (M.A.); Religious Studies (Thesis) — Bioethics (45 credits)

Offered by: Religious Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • BIOE 680 Bioethical Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A survey of some of the main problem areas and common argument forms used in current bioethics. Problem areas include consent, decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment, allocation of scarce resources, research with human subjects and confidentiality. Argument forms include those drawn from diverse ethical theories and traditions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Carolyn Ells (Fall)

  • BIOE 681 Bioethics Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Four hours per week supervised placement within health care settings (e.g., intensive care, family practice, clinical ethics committees). In addition, students shall be assigned for the last month of the term to a single intensive placement. Participation in rounds, case discussions, and a weekly seminar.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Eugene Bereza (Winter)

  • RELG 571 Religion and Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of the resources of major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shinto) for thinking about ethical issues related to modern medicine, e.g., health, illness, suffering; new reproductive technologies; genetic engineering; euthanasia; palliative care; animal research; transplants.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gaelle Fiasse (Fall)

  • RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, including: historical studies/textual hermeneutics; ritual/performance studies; and religion and modernity.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Ellen Aitken, Davesh Soneji (Fall)

    • Note: Restricted to M.A. students in Religious Studies, except with permission of the instructor.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits at the 500 or 600 level, deemed necessary or accepted by the base faculty for the granting of a master's degree, in consultation with the supervisor.

Faculty of Religious Studies—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)