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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: Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021

    Instructors: Friesen, Phoebe (Fall)

  • BIOE 681 Bioethics Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2022

    Instructors: Ells, Carolyn (Winter)

  • RELG 571 Ethics, Medicine and Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The seminar will discuss a variety of topics related to medicine and religion from the point of view of ethics, such as the pact of care between a patient and a physician, the Hippocratic oath, the notions of autonomy and vulnerability, the definitions of personhood and human dignity, the question of rights for people with cognitive disabilities, the debate about the role of religion in bioethics.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Fiasse, Gaelle (Winter)

  • RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    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 2021

    Instructors: Nelson, Samuel (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.

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