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)

  • BIOE 690 M.Sc. Thesis Literature Survey (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A comprehensive literature survey in the general area of the thesis topic, to be completed in the first semester.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • BIOE 691 M.Sc. Thesis Research Proposal (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s) leading to a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • BIOE 692 M.Sc. Thesis Research Progress Report (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A status report on the progress in the thesis research.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • BIOE 693 M.Sc. Thesis (12 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s) leading to a thesis manuscript.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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 2018

    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 2019

    Instructors: Eugene Bereza (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Samuel Nelson (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 Arts—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)