Discussion - 3 hours. This course examines the ethical, legal, and social issues that arise from research on and use of biomedical technologies. The course introduces and critically evaluates the dominant principlist approach to Western bioethics. It uses interdisciplinary methods, including critical theory and science and technology studies to consider the role of law on issues arising from biotechnology and science-based knowledge systems that implicate social norms and personal values. The curriculum may include issues arising from human subject research, end-of-life care, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic and regenerative medicine research, human cell and tissue use, and emerging biotechnologies. Completion of the course requires a substantial research paper. There is no final exam.Graduation Requirements: Satisfies Advanced Writing Requirement.