Medical Ethics PHIL 148 @ Binghamton University, Sum 11


Group Leader Assignments and Notes

[If you still need to complete some of the practice assignments, you can find them here, here, here, and here.]

We're done our first week (and if you're not done, please make sure to complete any remaining assignments by Sunday) and I want to make a few notes before we continue on.

First, Group Leader assignments are up under the Schedule.  Under every Case Study, News, and Debate Day is a bold Group Leader category listing the names of the Group Leaders for that day.  All of you should be a Group Leader on one Case Study, News, and Debate Day over the length of the course.  You should not be a Group Leader at all for one week of the course.

On Case Study Days, all students are assigned an ethical theory--you should adopt this theory and argue from that position for the day.  Your assigned ethical theory is in parentheses next to your name on all Case Study Days.

On Debate Days, all Group Leaders will be assigned to a specific stance on the debate question for the day and to respond to a specific person (fairly clear on most debate days, but I have still made it explicit).  What position you should take and who you should respond to are written in parentheses next to your name.

Please check over the schedule and make sure that you are assigned to one of each kind of assignment over the course of the class.


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