Paris, France Study Abroad Spring Break

Eiffel Tower in the background overlooking Paris, France

BETH 315D/415D
Culture and Bioethics in France

Spring Break 2025 (tentative)*

This course is open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students from any discipline.

Approved for Global and Cultural Diversity Credit, College of Arts and Sciences; Approved for Humanities Credit, School of Engineering

Course Description

French society has undergone significant change in recent years due to various circumstances including, but not limited to, the growth of minority and immigrant populations, more open borders as a member of the European Union, and global political shifts.  This course examines the impact of such changes in the bioethical context.  Particular attention will be paid to understandings of the rights and responsibilities of the individual and the collective, physician to patient communication and relationships, and interactions with and treatment of minorities in the clinical and research contexts. Students will have the opportunity to attend relevant lectures and discussion groups and participate in tours related to the course focus.  

Approximate Cost

Cost for Spring 2022:

  • $2500 (including deposit)
  • $250 deposit due with study abroad application
  • Remaining program fee billed to CWRU student bill

Program fees cover lodging, breakfast, course-related transportation, speaker fees, etc. Program fees do not cover flight, tuition, additional meals, passport or VISA fees, and activities or transportation outside of course.

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*Courses are subject to cancellation due to low student enrollment, health and safety concerns, or other extenuating circumstances. The Director of Bioethics Study Abroad will communicate with students regarding any changes.