Upcoming Courses




This is a partial list of bioethics minor-related courses for the upcoming Fall semester.  The courses are arranged according to our grid of minor requirements.  A more complete listing, including some course descriptions, will soon be available on our website at:  www.bioethics.virginia.edu.   If anyone spots a relevant course in the COD that is not listed below, please contact Prof. Arras at jda3a@virginia.edu.  




RELG 2650

Theology, Ethics, and Medicine

James Childress

MWF 11 - 11:50 AM

Wilson Hall 402




Students may take any one of the following courses or, with AP Biology credits in hand, take any Biology course at or above the 300 level.


BIOL 1050

Genetics for an Informed Citizen

Paul Adler

MWF 2 – 2:50 PM

Gilmer Hall 190


BIOL 1210:  Human Biology and Disease

Sandra Seidel

MWF 9 - 9:50 AM

Gilmer 190


BIOL 2010

Introduction to Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics

David Kittlesen

MWF 11 - 11:50 AM

Chemistry Bldg 402




One course under this two-course requirement must be in ethics, as opposed to political philosophy; and one must be at the 300 level or higher. (*=ethics credit.)


*RELC 3447

History of Christian Ethics

Margaret Mohrmann

TuTh 9:30 - 10:45 AM

Dell 2 103


*RELC 5158

History of Christian Ethics

Margaret Mohrmann

W 3:30-6 PM

Gibson 241


*PHIL 1730

Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy

Rebecca Stangl

MW 10 - 10:50 AM

Wilson 301


*PHIL 2510-002

Well Being

Elizabeth Barnes

TuTh 2 – 3:15 PM

Cocke 115


PHIL 2770

Political Philosophy

Loren Lomasky

MW 1 - 1:50 PM

Maury Hall 104


PHIL 2510

Democracy and Membership

Sahar Akhtar

Tu 3:30 – 6 PM

Cocke 101


*PHIL 3720

Contemporary Ethics

Rebecca Stangl

TuTh 11 – 12:15 PM

Ruffner 177


PLPT 4130

Global Ethics

Jennifer Rubenstein

Tu 3:30 - 6 PM

Cabell 485



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


            CORE ELECTIVES:


RELG 4023

Bioethics Internship Seminar

Seminar (3 Units)

Margaret Mohrmann

Mon 3:30 – 6 PM

Gibson 141

(Instructor permission.  Enrollment by application only.  Applications due March 28.  Contact Prof. Arras if you haven’t yet received relevant information via email to the listserve.


PHIL 3650

Justice and Health Care

John Arras

TuTh 9:30 - 10:45 AM

Cabell 132


PHIL 3652

Animals and Ethics

Sahar Akhtar

TuTh 11 - 12:15 PM

Cocke 115


PHIL 4500


Donna Chen and John Arras

Tu 5:15 – 7:45 PM

Barringer 5382


PHS 5050

Public Health Law, Ethics, & Policy

Ruth Bernheim

W 10 - 12:30 PM






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 Prof. Arras.



                        Freestanding electives:


ANTH 3590

Death and Dying

Gertrude Fraser

TuTh 11 - 12:15 PM



RELG 2630

Business, Ethics, and Society

(Offered via several small sections at different times and places.  See SIS for complete list.)


RELG 3820

Global Ethics and Climate Change

Willis Jenkins

TuTh 2 - 3:15 PM

Gibson 341


ENSP 3610

Narratives of Illness and Doctoring

Marcia Childress

TuTh 3:30 - 4:45 PM

Bryan 328



                        Paired electives:


PLIR 4310

Global Health and Human Rights

Michael Smith

We 7 - 9:30 PM

Cabell 036

(Should be paired with courses relating to justice and health care.)


PHS 2050

Intro to Public Health

Aaron Pannone

MW 3:30 - 4:45 PM

Dell 1 103

(Should be paired with courses relating to justice and health care.)


PHS 5090

Health Care Economics

Tanya Wanchek

TuTh 12:30 - 1:45 PM


(Should be paired with courses relating to justice and health care.)


SOC 2052

Sociology of the Family

William Wilcox

MW 12 – 12:50 PM

Minor 125

(Should be paired with Reproductive Ethics)