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Environmental, Animal and Biomedical Ethics, basic course, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Applied Ethics - TEE
SUBJECT AREA   Others in the historical-philosophical topics – HF9
  COURSE CODE   721G21
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
- explain theories, and problems within the field of environmental, animal and biomedical ethics,
- analyse problems in environmental, animal and biomedical ethics,
- argue for a standpoint of their own regarding a few issues in environmental, animal and biomedical ethics,
- demonstrate an open and critical attitude to positions and arguments in environmental, animal and biomedical ethics.
This course gives an overview of bioethics in a broad sense, that is, the study of ethical issues raised by the life sciences and health care. It presents different views on environmental issues like sustainability and climate change, and different standpoints on using animals for food and scientific experimentation. It also focuses on issues in biomedical ethics such as genetic testing and end-of-life decisions. Cases as well as theoretical arguments are discussed.
In the course, students read and analyse texts, participate in group work, write papers and are actively involved in seminar discussions. In addition, lectures are offered. Work with web resources and visits at workplaces outside the university may also be provided. Language of instruction: English.
Active participation in seminar discussion is expected of the students. The course is examined by writing a paper. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies.Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Environmental, Animal and Biomedical Ethics, basic course
Environmental, Animal and Biomedical Ethics, basic course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2013-00463   Course Code: 721G21      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Applied Ethics - TEE          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2013-04-30
Latest revision 2014-04-02