Goethe University Frankfurt

Biomedical Ethics (Undergraduate Course) Summer 2018

This is an introductory course into major issues in biomedical ethics. The course will be divided into four units. The first unit will briefly introduce ethical theories and their relation to bioethics, as well as different methodological approaches to bioethics (i.e., principlism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, ethics of care, casuistry). The second unit will comprise three topics that emerge during the beginning of life (i.e., abortion, surrogacy, and circumcision). Unit three will address three issues that arise at the end of life (i.e., euthanasia, dementia and advance directives, and organ donation / transplantation). Unit four will be divided into two halves. The first half will look at the contemporary debate regarding the genetic enhancement of humans. The second half will comprise two topics chosen by the class from a list that includes: further issues in genetics, population ethics, health care resource distribution, and research ethics.


As Lead Instructor at Goethe University Frankfurt

Environmental Ethics (Undergraduate Course) Winter, 2017.

American Political Thought (Graduate Course) Summer, 2016.

Environmental Ethics (Undergraduate Course) Winter, 2015.

Legitimacy and Justice (Undergraduate Course) Summer, 2015.

As Teaching Assistant at San Diego State University

Morality of War & Peace, (Online Undergraduate Course) Summer, 2011.

Critical Thinking and Composition (Undergraduate Course) Fall, 2010.

Morality of War & Peace (Online Undergraduate Course) Summer, 2010.

CEIP Martinez Parras

Multiple-Subject English as a Second Language Courses (Primary School and High School Courses) 2008–2009.