HCE 330: "Bioethics and Human Nature Through Film" Study Abroad: Madrid Spain – May 19-30, 2014
The Center for Health Care Ethics is pleased to offer a 2 week summer intensive course in Madrid, Spain. Open to students in all majors, this three-credit hour course uses popular films to explore the social and cultural dynamics that influence issues in bioethics in Spain and the United States. Students who are interested in learning more about the program are invited to submit an application form.
Bioethics and Human Nature Through Film (3 credits)
- 2 week intensive course in Madrid, Spain: May 19-May 30, 2014
- Instructors: Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, PhD; Kayla Kostelecky, JD
- Cost: $1,500* two weeks; $1,800* three weeks (*see description below for details)
This three-credit course uses popular films to explore how medicine and biotechnology challenge definitions and conceptualizations of being human. The course will consider the ethical dilemmas posed by such diverse practices as abortion, euthanasia, cognitive enhancement/manipulation, and genetic enhancement.
This exciting interactive course will examine the social and cultural dynamics that influence issues in bioethics in both Spain and the United States by engaging students in cross-cultural analysis. The course offers unique opportunities for dialogue with health care students and professionals in Spain and includes a field experience in a local hospice/home for the aged. [keeping: The program includes a group day trip to the historical sites of Avila and Segovia. Students will also have the option to participate in a weekend excursion to Cordoba (the cost is additional to the program cost).]
Students may stay in Madrid an optional third week beyond the two week course (with program arranged lodging). All participants may register for other courses at the SLU Madrid campus. The anticipated two-week program cost is $1,500 and the anticipated three week program cost is $1,800. The program cost includes accommodation with a host family, breakfast, use of SLU Madrid campus facilities, the group excursion to Avila and Segovia, and international student insurance. The facilities at SLU Madrid and all host families have Wi-Fi. The cost does not include airfare (which participants will need to arrange independently), tuition, lunch and dinner, individual transportation, the weekend excursion to Cordoba, or entry fees for tourist attractions other than Avila/Segovia.
*Program requires the participation of at least eight students.