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PHIL 3301   Bioethics   PHIL 3301 Bioethics (3-0) This course will address significant matters pertaining to contemporary issues in bioethics. Specific attention will be given to the development of the discipline, how particular religious and philosophical themes illuminate and address issues of human suffering and death, and how such perspectives lead to certain commitments in various contested areas of bioethical concerns (In vitro fertilization, abortion, genetic engineering, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and perspectives on death and dying).  
PSY 4325   Cognitive Psychology   PSY 4325 Cognitive Psychology (3-0) Introduces the study of human cognitive processes and covers perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making. Focuses on basic research and theory in cognitive psychology but also considers their implications for everyday applications such as effective learning and retention, multitasking, and eyewitness testimony.