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Bioethics Themes as Expressed in Spanish and American Culture: Film, Television, and Literature - Granada, Spain (BETH 315F / 415F)
Granada, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring (May Abroad)
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Restrictions: CWRU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring (May Abroad) 2018 12/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2018 05/26/2018
NOTE: Pay your deposit before December 1st, and receive a $100 early-bird discount!

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: On-Campus Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2
Courses Offered: Bioethics Program Director/Assistant Director: Michelle L. Champoir-Burke (
Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate Case Credit Type: Engineering Humanities Credit, Global and Diversity Credit
Number of Credits: 3 Deposit: $300
Total Program Cost:
$2,950 Included in Program Cost: Admission fees, breakfasts, Housing, In-country transportation
Not Included in Program Cost: Dinner, Flights, Lunch, Passport Fees, Tuition, Visa fees
Program Description:
San Sebastian, Spain (bridge)San Sebastian, Spain (island)

BETH 315F/415F: International Bioethics Policy and Practice: Bioethics Themes as Expressed in Spanish and American Culture: Film, Television, and Literature 
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This 3-credit intensive course will be held in Granada, Spain. Taught by faculty from CWRU and Spanish faculty, this course offers students a cross-cultural perspective on Bioethics in the United States and Spain. This course uses the medium of film, complemented by readings in Bioethics, film criticism, and medical research, to introduce students to a number of compelling bioethics problems facing physician-scientists today, including: when life begins; the nature and limits of informed consent; use of randomization without equipoise; medical imperialism (or the appearance thereof); the treatment of so-called “orphan” diseases; use of deception in research; financial conflicts of interest caused by, among other things, the involvement of the pharmaceutical industry in the drug invention process.

Prior to the trip, students will attend lectures at CWRU, which will acquaint them with Bioethics and with the use of film as a medium for stimulating discussion. In Spain, students will attend lectures that will be supplemented by site visits and discussion sessions. Following the intensive course in Spain, students will meet with instructors at CWRU for two hours to discuss their experiences and compare policies and practices in the U.S. and Spain.

The course will be held in Granada, Spain.  Introductory lectures will orient the American students to the unique culture and history of Spain.

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and is relevant for students of Ethics, Film Studies, Spanish, Medicine, History, and Psychology (among other fields).