Ethics and Global Policies

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ethics and Global Policies

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Lower level Political Science course and Junior or Senior standing.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course encompasses a wide range of issues including the historical and political backgrounds underlying the United Nations? Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its global policy implications. Modern bioethical topics such as cloning, euthanasia, abortion and the death penalty are extensively discussed. Special emphasis is placed on global, paradigmatic public health issues, such as the psychoactive drugs? worldwide spread and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, whose social, political and economic impact is illustrated in the broader context of the struggle for Human Rights and respect for existing cultural diversities.

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