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HUM 524 Understanding Euthanasia

Course Description

Recent court rulings have generated a growing debate around assisted-suicide or euthanasia within the Canadian public sphere. At the core of the controversy are many complicated and nuanced conflicts surrounding personal autonomy, social justice, cultural norms of ethics, and the role of the state and legislature in the personal actions and decisions of Canadians. We will explore the conflict surrounding euthanasia. Topics include historical, political, legislative, religious, and activist understandings of euthanasia.

Course Details

 At the end of this course, you will be able to draw upon a variety of perspectives (legal, social, philosophical) related to the debate and to intelligently weigh your opinion and the various sides of the conflict.


There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to
receive this discount.

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