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Character notes for "The Mark of Your Ignorance"

These are the character notes for "The Mark of Your Ignorance."


Wayne first appeared in the story "Synchronicity" by Dialecticdreamer.

He was a bioethics major, not an artist, anyway.

[Characters by Dialecticdreamer]

Name: Wayne Greene

His birthday is on the 30th of May, and he is right-handed.

Qualities: Good (+2) Bioethics, Good (+2) Industrious, Good (+2) Carpenter, Good (+2) Determined, Good (+2) Self-reliance
Poor (-2) Foundations Destroyed
(He is building a new life in bits and pieces over this story arc.)

Because he has no powers, he will eventually stat up as a supernary,
including expert (+4) in both bioethics and voudon, which he is just
settling into practicing. (He describes the feeling as “coming home.”)

A note on his self-reliance: he is willing to learn from anyone willing to
teach him a tip, a practical pattern, or a full skill like canning, just
because he is so determined to do well “on his own.” His foster family
has been as supportive as they could, but the damage from his early life
runs deep. (His natural father showing up only kicked him in the
foundations, again.)

Wayne was a student at Loyola, majoring in Bioethics and in a relationship
with another student when the Berettaflies incident happened. He talked
Maureen (the now ex-girlfriend) into demonstrating with him against the
nearest big-box nursery that was refusing to cover the outdoor
plants with netting, or to install screening on the open areas.

Maureen didn’t get the publicity she wanted, and blamed him. She tossed
his belongings in the hallway of their apartment, and left him homeless at
a time when students were demanding to be moved to “safer” housing. He
ended up living in his truck, which was a project that he and his foster
family worked on together, especially with his foster father, Nolan.

The crisis messed with his schooling, but he barely passed his finals, so
is technically still enrolled for the summer and fall semesters. The
problem is that someone in the housing office accepted a bribe to keep
bumping Wayne’s name OFF the re-housing list, and that will have to be
settled with a lawsuit. The lwa are actively pursuing this thread, too.


Wayne is twenty-one, and has been surprised at how CLOSELY his foster
family has kept in touch after he started college in another state. The
current story arc has straightened out some of his misconceptions, but his
self-confidence has been in the basement since he was in elementary
school, so it’s slow going.

Some of Wayne’s most egregious emotional damage is from his childhood:
his mother and father were not married, and the attempts to build a
relationship with his father ended sharply and abruptly, leaving Wayne the
impression that he had gravely disappointed his father.

Wayne’s mother, Libby (Libitina on official papers) did not want to
acknowledge that she’d had two sons, or deal with her grief over
Wilson’s death. She became a bit of a pleasure-seeker and stopped
thinking of anything long-term. The incompatible approaches to their grief
split the couple, and Libby took Wayne to Oklahoma from Texas. When Wayne
was eleven, just two weeks after his birthday, his mother committed
suicide. He only found out recently what the date signified, the
anniversary of his brother’s death.

Unlike L-America, Wayne has had the same foster family since being placed.
He’s now officially aged out, but the lwa may track down things which
need to be corrected in his educational fund or academic records.

Weyland Greene is an ambitious career politician with ever-higher goals.
He made a token effort to have Wayne visit in the summers for two weeks at
a time, but that started when Wayne was five or six and ended very
abruptly when he was eleven.

The core problem, Wayne did not even KNOW about until the 2019 summer
story arc, which revealed that he was actually a younger twin, and had an
older, identical brother for seventeen days. Wayne now wonders if the
Marassa were interested in him because he’s the surviving twin, hinting
at the depth of his damaged confidence.

Wayne’s foster family

Foster mother, center with reddish hair Belen Jessup. She’s dynamic,
extroverted, and generally borders on bubbly.

Sister, Diwa (nickname is Diwata, meaning fairy) is in gray, with black
glasses. She’s serious, and tries to be “proper,” which makes her
the perfect hostess for a social club most don’t take seriously: the
Explorer’s Club.

The young man with black sweatshirt in the back is Belen’s youngest
brother, Qwin. (Uses the pronouns ‘they/them’.) Qwin does not want to
live alone, and prefers to putter around the house, cleaning and working
on small improvements. His Poor (-2) quality is social anxiety.

The two boys are eighteen (red plaid) and sixteen (blue windbreaker),are
Belen and Nolan’s sons. Soren is the older boy, who has chosen to get an
apprenticeship after high school instead of going to college, planning to
be an electrician. The younger boy is Isidro, who is still in high school
(right around Kylie’s age, actually). He has special academic needs, but
I’m not sure what just yet.


Foster father, Nolan Jessup

Nolan is a carpenter, usually doing custom cabinetry and built-ins, and
loves making small wooden toys for kids in the neighborhood. He wears his
Green Heart on his watch band, modified to be held at the top and bottom
instead of dangling.


Wayne’s new home

He is living in the center unit, with Devon and Kylie on the left (deepest
in the lot) and right now, Oliver is on the right.

The garage is large enough for two vehicles, so the truck is parked on the
left, with a new workbench and tool cubbies built along the right. Most
nights, Wayne continues to sleep in his truck, just for the familiarity,
and weaning him into the residence proper will take several runs to thrift
stores to get him to believe that this isn’t going to disappear.

Not on the plans, a basement that was built as a single rectangle, then
divided with cinder block walls into thirds. Access is a concealed door
under the main stairs up, and will quickly be fitted with a hidden
biometric lock-- which needs the backup power in a concealed battery bank.
Until that is finished, however, the plan is focusing on a safe room,
shelter in place location in the center basement, and building hatch doors
between the other two, then concealing them.


They’re frankly playing with supervillain lair tropes, hoping to engage
Wayne’s urge to build things. Within three months, however, Wayne will
be a solid resource for that cluster of Kraken agents, and back in college
with fresh determination to get his degree.


Dac Kien Allemand -- He has golden-fair skin, almond-shaped brown eyes, and short black hair. He wears glasses. He is Vietnamese-American. His grandparents moved to New Orleans in 1975 after the Fall of Saigon. He speaks English, French, and Vietnamese; he is studying Latin in college at Loyola University. He is older than the other students because he married and started a family before entering college. His major is Bioethics with concentrations in Scientific and Christian Bioethics. He also has a minor in Biology. Dac Kien plans to follow up with a master's degree in Botany at another school. He has strong family ties and wanted to stay close to home for his undergraduate work. He loves plants and can do impressive things with them.
Qualities: Good (+2) Big Happy Family, Good (+2) Constitution, Good (+2) College Student, Good (+2) Green Thumb, Good (+2) Naturalistic Intelligence
Poor (-2) Needs Glasses

Local-America has problems with bioethics because it is almost always an unpaid position -- despite having a few colleges offering majors in it -- and the majors are not always well designed. Terramagne-America gets much better results because they offer many paid positions as well as more and better designed college programs. T-Loyola offers bioethics as a major, minor, or certificate and students can choose a concentration if they wish. I have included the program framework in case anyone wants to see what a more complete approach looks like.

Major in Bioethics (69 crs.)

Requirements given are for undergraduate students. Graduate students take BETH G301 Fundamentals of Bioethics instead of BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics. They take BETH A445 Advanced Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) and BETH A446 Advanced Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) instead of BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) and BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.). They take BETH G490 Bioethics Capstone instead of BETH A490 Bioethics Capstone; the graduate version requires original research in an individual project. Graduate students must take the highest level offered in sections with choices, which means primarily 300-400 level undergraduate classes or those marked G for graduate level. Undergraduates may take graduate classes if they test out of prerequisites or have instructor approval. Note that the level range in eligible classes makes some concentrations easier and some harder. Medical Bioethics has mostly graduate classes. Interfaith Bioethics can be completed with 200-level classes. The others require a mix of lower and higher levels, mostly at undergraduate level.

All Bioethics majors must take these four Bioethics core classes. (12 crs.)
• BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A400 Advanced Topics in Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Connections (3 crs.) (T-American)
These two classes must be taken together:
• BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) (T-American)

Students with a concentration must take the matching specialized Bioethics class. General Bioethics students may choose any one of these. (3 crs.)
• BETH A302 Scientific Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A307 Christian Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
All Bioethics majors must take three Philosophy classes. (9 crs.)
PHIL W252 Making Moral Decisions (3 crs.)
AND
One of these two classes on ethics:
• PHIL A215 Ethics (3 crs.)
AND
One of these two classes on thought:
• PHIL U272 Philosophy of Knowledge (3 crs.)

All Bioethics majors must take at least one Communication class. (3 crs.)
• CMMN A475 Environmental Communication (3 crs.)

All Bioethics majors must take a capstone class in which they complete a personal or group project. It can involve original research or further development of previously published research. Group projects may involve several students, or a student contributing to a faculty project. (3 crs.)
BETH A490 Bioethics Capstone (3 crs.) (T-American)

To earn a concentration, students must choose classes from a specific set of options. Most students choose just one. A second may be taken from Elective credits without requiring approval. Students desiring a third concentration may request advisor approval to take the credits from Liberal Arts (B.A. only, not including Medical or Scientific) or Science (B.S. only, Medical or Scientific only) sections. With advisor approval, students can create a custom concentration of 9 credits on the same theme. Students without a concentration must take three classes from any of the following classes, spread across three different concentrations: (9 crs.)

For the concentration in Scientific Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
PHIL A300 Philosophy of Science (3 crs.)
PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics (3 crs.)
AND
One of these classes on aspects of science:
• BIOL Y238 Genetics & Society (3 crs.)

For the concentration in Christian Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
RELS S242 Christian Ethics (3 crs.)
AND
One of these classes about God:
• PHIL A340 Being and God (3 crs.)
One of these classes about leadership:
• RELM 346 Catholic Social Teaching (3 crs.)

Bachelor of Science students take 10 credits in science-related classes. They cannot use English or Religious Studies classes toward the major unless taking a concentration in Christian Ethics or Interfaith Ethics, nor can they use classes from the Liberal Arts list above. Electives should tend to support a scientific line of study. (10 crs)
• BETH A121 Bioethics in the News (1 cr.) (T-American)
• BETH A433 Bioethics for Gengineers Discussion (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A434 Bioethics for Gengineers Lab (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BIOL Y264 Global Ecology (3 crs.)

49 credits

Bioethics Electives (10 crs.)
Bioethics classes listed above but not yet taken are also eligible as electives.
• BETH A120 Fundamentals of Bioethical Debate (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A350 Guest Seminar in Bioethics: Berettaflies (1 cr.) (T-American)
• BETH A465 Research in Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A470 Applied Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)

Interdepartmental Electives (10 crs.)
Interdepartmental classes listed above are also available as electives.
• CMMN A484 Seminar in Mass Communications Ethics and Diversity (1 cr.)
• PHIL A210 Metaphysics (3 crs.)
• RELS S330 Faith, Science, and Religion (3 crs.)
• RELS S344 Social Policy and the Christian (3 crs.)

Gainful Employment Information: Graduates with a Major in Bioethics can teach it in a public school if they also have a teaching license. Medium businesses may have a dedicated job for which a major qualifies. A Bachelor's Degree should not be considered sufficient education for a job in a large business, for which a Master's Degree is more often required. However, a Bachelor's Degree may encourage an employer to contribute toward further education.


Biological Sciences Minor
Biological Sciences is a great minor for students interested in a deeper understanding of the diversity of living organisms or obtaining the prerequisites necessary for training in a variety of health and environmentally related fields. Contact the chair of Biological Sciences to find out more about minoring in biology. The requirements for a minor in Biological Sciences are:
• Cells & Heredity lecture and lab (4 credit hours)
• Biology of Organisms lecture and lab (4 credit hours)
• Ecology & Evolution (3 credit hours)
• Biology electives (10 credit hours)

• BIOL A101 BioInquiry (3 crs.)
• BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity – Lec (3 crs.)
• BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity – Lab (1 cr.)
• BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms – Lec (3 crs.)
• BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms – Lab (1 cr.)
• BIOL Y240 Plant Natural History (3 crs.)
• BIOL A328 Genetic Analysis (3 crs.)
• BIOL A338 Plant Ecology (3 crs.)
• BIOL A339 Plant Ecology Lab (1 cr.)
• BIOL A355 Conservation Biology (3 crs.)


Sinh Keener -- He has dark golden skin, almond-shaped black eyes, and short black hair. He wears glasses. Sinh is Vietnamese-American with an American father and a Vietnamese mother. He speaks English and Spanish; he is studying Greek in college at Loyola University. Sinh is working toward a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Bioethics with a specialization in Interfaith Bioethics. Cheerful and easygoing, he has no trouble making friends. He enjoys Vietnamese culture including its folk religion and the lion dance. He particularly capitalizes on the perspective gained by merging American science with Vietnamese mysticism, claiming that it gives him more innovative ideas than people who only know one or the other.
Qualities: Good (+2) Biochemist, Good (+2) Cheerful, Good (+2) Lion Dance, Good (+2) Logical-Mathematical Intelligence, Good (+2) Vietnamese Folk Religion
Poor (-2) "My name is NOT sinful!"

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
The world is full of questions. We turn to chemists for answers to many of them. Is this water safe to drink? Does this new vegetable hybrid contain the vitamins I need? Chemists work to remediate air pollution, create novel antibiotics, or design new solar cells. They study gold nanoparticles, crystal engineering, and organic superconductors. With an additional concentration in biochemistry, you’ll have the tools to protect and improve the quality of life itself. The world will always need people like you, and our program will prepare you to make a career out of solving problems and answering tough questions that have a real impact on our lives and environment.

Curriculum
• CHEM A105/107 General Chemistry I Lecture/Lab
• CHEM A106/108 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab
• CHEM A300/302 (or 305) Organic Chemistry I Lecture/Lab
• CHEM A301/303 Organic Chemistry II Lecture/Lab
• CHEM A306 Physical Chemistry I
• CHEM A320 Integrated Chemistry Lab I
• CHEM A350 Inorganic Chemistry I
• CHEM A320 Integrated Chemistry Lab
• CHEM A400 Biochemistry I
• CHEM A402 Biochemistry I – Lab
• CHEM A401 Biochemistry II
• CHEM A493 Capstone
• Plus 5 crs of chemistry electives CHEM A300-A400

CHEM A410 Instrumental Analysis (4 crs.)
CHEM A498 Research (1 cr.)
BETH A470 Applied Bioethics (1 cr.) (T-American)


Minor in Bioethics (30 crs.)

All Bioethics minors must take the four Bioethics core classes. (12 crs.)
• BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A400 Advanced Topics in Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Connections (3 crs.) (T-American)
These two classes must be taken together:
• BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) (T-American)

Students with a concentration must take the matching specialized Bioethics class. General Bioethics students may choose any one of these. (3 crs.)
• BETH A308 Interfaith Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)

All Bioethics minors must take one of these classes. (3 crs.)
• PHIL W252 Making Moral Decisions (3 crs.)

Concentrations for the minor use the same classes as for the major. Students seeking a concentration must take 9 credits of its listed classes. Students without a concentration take 9 credits spread across at least three different concentrations. (9 crs.)

For the concentration in Interfaith Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
PHIL U239 The Self and the Sacred (3 crs.)
Two of these classes on different faiths:
• RELS V260 Introduction to Islam (3 crs.)
• RELS V267 Native American Religions (3 crs.)

All Bioethics minors take 3 credits of higher-level (300-400) electives from the Bioethics list. (3 crs)
• BETH A470 Applied Bioethics (2 crs.) (T-American)

Gainful Employment Information: Graduates with a Minor in Bioethics can teach basic classes or give paid presentations on bioethics. Small businesses often have an employee take on bioethics responsibilities secondary to their primary job, based on having credentials such as a college certificate or minor, of which the minor typically outcompetes the certificate; this customarily comes with a pay bonus or raise. A minor should not be considered sufficient education for a job primarily based in bioethics, for which a major is typically required. However, it makes a strong support for job retention in fields that touch on bioethics.


Jolene Arduengo -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and long straight brown hair. She comes from Mobile, Alabama. Jolene is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Bioethics with a concentration in Social Bioethics. She loves animals and wants to study zoology at another college later on, but she can't resist anything cute. Jolene had an incident with lab animals escaping in the spring semester, and wound up in Remedial Bioethics as a result, which is how she knows Stylet.
Qualities: Good (+2) Activist, Good (+2) Animal Lover, Good (+2) Biologist, Good (+2) Energetic, Good (+2) Extrovert
Poor (-2) Can't Resist Cuteness

Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology
Life’s funny, isn’t it? That’s one thing people say. Or amazing. Or chaotic, beautiful, unfair, and too short. But a biologist says that life is discoverable. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, environmental service, molecular genetics, virology, botany, ecology, marine biology, microbiology, physiology, zoology—our program is the first step toward all of these fields and more. Whether your interest is micro or macro, we’ll turn you into an expert-level life scientist.

Core Curriculum
All majors are expected to complete the biology core courses during their first two years. These courses present the fundamental concepts of the biological sciences through lectures, discussions, field experiences, and investigative laboratories. Upon completing the biology core courses, students are prepared to enroll in biology elective courses.
• BIOL A101 BioInquiry
• BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity – Lec
• BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity – Lab
• BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms – Lec
• BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms – Lab
• BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution – Lecture
• Plus 22 credits of biology electives

Adjunct Courses
• CHEM A106/A108 General Chemistry II + Lab
• CHEM A300 Organic Chemistry I – Lec
• CHEM A305 Organic Chemistry I – Lab
• CHEM A301 Organic Chemistry II – Lec
• MATH A258 or MATH A260
• PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences
• PHYS A112 Physics Lab I
• PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences II
• PHYS A113 Physics Lab II
• Plus 16 credits of general electives

Biology Elective Courses
The remainder of the courses required for the major are biology electives (a minimum of 22 hours) which the students select according to their interests. Students are encouraged to conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty member for which they may receive elective course credit (6 credit hours).


Minor in Bioethics (30 crs.)

All Bioethics minors must take the four Bioethics core classes. (12 crs.)
• BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A400 Advanced Topics in Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Connections (3 crs.) (T-American)
These two classes must be taken together:
• BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) (T-American)

Students with a concentration must take the matching specialized Bioethics class. General Bioethics students may choose any one of these. (3 crs.)
• BETH A304 Social Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)

All Bioethics minors must take one of these classes. (3 crs.)
• CMMN A474 Ethics of Mass Communication (3 crs.)

Concentrations for the minor use the same classes as for the major. Students seeking a concentration must take 9 credits of its listed classes. Students without a concentration take 9 credits spread across at least three different concentrations. (9 crs.)

For the concentration in Social Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
PSYC A240 Social Psychology (3 crs.)
AND
One of these four classes on social justice:
• PHIL W264 Social Justice (3 crs.)

All Bioethics minors take 3 credits of higher-level (300-400) electives from the Bioethics list. (3 crs)
• BETH A470 Applied Bioethics (2 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A455 Service Learning in Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
Jolene did her service learning at Audubon Park, across from Loyola University.

Gainful Employment Information: Graduates with a Minor in Bioethics can teach basic classes or give paid presentations on bioethics. Small businesses often have an employee take on bioethics responsibilities secondary to their primary job, based on having credentials such as a college certificate or minor, of which the minor typically outcompetes the certificate; this customarily comes with a pay bonus or raise. A minor should not be considered sufficient education for a job primarily based in bioethics, for which a major is typically required. However, it makes a strong support for job retention in fields that touch on bioethics.


Wynona Cliff -- She has fair skin, vivid blue eyes, and long straight black hair. She started in nursing at Chamberlain University. A mistake in her Community Health Nursing clinical class ended with a patient death, and although the attending physician was primarily responsible, Wynona felt guilty enough to quit nursing and switch to bioethics. She moved to Loyola University where she took Remedial Bioethics, which is how she knows Stylet. She is now working toward a Bioethics major with concentrations in Medical, Policy, and Global Bioethics. Wynona has excellent social skills and interpersonal intelligence. She is pretty and personal. However, she's not so good in a crisis.
Qualities: Good (+2) Bioethicist, Good (+2) Cotillion Skills, Good (+2) Feminine, Good (+2) Interpersonal Intelligence, Good (+2) Pretty
Poor (-2) Shaky Under Stress

Major in Bioethics (69 crs.)
Completed classes.
Current classes.
Planned classes not yet taken.

Requirements given are for undergraduate students. Graduate students take BETH G301 Fundamentals of Bioethics instead of BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics. They take BETH A445 Advanced Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) and BETH A446 Advanced Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) instead of BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) and BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.). They take BETH G490 Bioethics Capstone instead of BETH A490 Bioethics Capstone; the graduate version requires original research in an individual project. Graduate students must take the highest level offered in sections with choices, which means primarily 300-400 level undergraduate classes or those marked G for graduate level. Undergraduates may take graduate classes if they test out of prerequisites or have instructor approval. Note that the level range in eligible classes makes some concentrations easier and some harder. Medical Bioethics has mostly graduate classes. Interfaith Bioethics can be completed with 200-level classes. The others require a mix of lower and higher levels, mostly at undergraduate level.

All Bioethics majors must take these four Bioethics core classes. (12 crs.)
• BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A400 Advanced Topics in Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Connections (3 crs.) (T-American)
These two classes must be taken together:
• BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) (T-American)


Students with a concentration must take the matching specialized Bioethics class. General Bioethics students may choose any one of these. (3 crs.)
• BETH A301 Medical Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A303 Global Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A305 Policy Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)


All Bioethics majors must take three Philosophy classes. (9 crs.)
PHIL W252 Making Moral Decisions (3 crs.)
AND
One of these two classes on ethics:
• PHIL W235 Ethics of Rights (3 crs.)
AND
One of these two classes on thought:
• PHIL A307 Philosophy of Mind (3 crs.)

All Bioethics majors must take at least one Communication class. (3 crs.)
• CMMN A474 Ethics of Mass Communication (3 crs.)

All Bioethics majors must take a capstone class in which they complete a personal or group project. It can involve original research or further development of previously published research. Group projects may involve several students, or a student contributing to a faculty project. (3 crs.)
BETH A490 Bioethics Capstone (3 crs.) (T-American)

To earn a concentration, students must choose classes from a specific set of options. Most students choose just one. A second may be taken from Elective credits without requiring approval. Students desiring a third concentration may request advisor approval to take the credits from Liberal Arts (B.A. only, not including Medical or Scientific) or Science (B.S. only, Medical or Scientific only) sections. With advisor approval, students can create a custom concentration of 9 credits on the same theme. Students without a concentration must take three classes from any of the following classes, spread across three different concentrations: (9 crs.)

For the concentration in Medical Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
PHIL W234 Medical Ethics (3 crs.)
NURS G452 Research and Evidence-based Practice (3 crs.)
AND
One of these three classes on medical issues:
• NURS G388 Ethics of Super-Healing (3 crs.) (T-American)

For the concentration in Global Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
One of these classes on ethics around the world:
• PHIL W260 Worldviews and Ethics (3 crs.)
AND
One of these classes on international rights:
• POLS A312 International Humanitarian Intervention (3 crs.)
AND
One of these classes on cultures of the world:
• SOCI X245 Peoples of Latin America (3 crs.)

For the concentration in Policy Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
PHIL A330 Modern Political Thought (3 crs.)
One of these classes on policy:
• POLS A355 Policy Research Shop (3 crs.)

Bachelor of Arts students take 10 credits in classes related to the liberal arts. They cannot use Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, or Physics classes toward the major unless taking a concentration in Scientific Bioethics or Medical Bioethics, nor can they use classes from the Science list below. Electives should tend to support a creative line of study. (10 crs)
• BETH A130 Introduction to Bioethics in the Liberal Arts (3 crs.)
• BETH A350 Liberal Arts Seminar in Bioethics: What Is Heroism? (1 cr.) (T-American)
• ENGL A374 Holocaust in Literature and Film (3 crs.)
• ENGL A418 Workshop in Ethical Writing (3 crs.)


49 credits

Bioethics Electives (10 crs.)
Bioethics classes listed above but not yet taken are also eligible as electives.
• BETH A110 Personal Bioethics (2 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A120 Fundamentals of Bioethical Debate (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A140 Bioethical Activism & Advocacy (3 crs.) (T-American)

• BETH A335 Bioethics of Medical Innovation (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A470 Applied Bioethics (credits vary) (T-American)

Interdepartmental Electives (10 crs.)
Interdepartmental classes listed above are also available as electives.
• CMMN A484 Seminar in Mass Communications Ethics and Diversity (1 cr.)
• PSYC A222 Psychology of Trauma and Disaster (3 crs.)
• PSYC A455 Emotion and Motivation (3 crs.)
• SOCI A310 Social Policy (3 crs.)

Gainful Employment Information: Graduates with a Major in Bioethics can teach it in a public school if they also have a teaching license. Medium businesses may have a dedicated job for which a major qualifies. A Bachelor's Degree should not be considered sufficient education for a job in a large business, for which a Master's Degree is more often required. However, a Bachelor's Degree may encourage an employer to contribute toward further education.


Tyrascius Black -- He has sorrel skin, brown eyes, and nappy black hair buzzed short. He is a registered nurse currently studying at Loyola University. He has a double major: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bioethics with a concentration in Medical Bioethics. Serious and reliable, Tyrascius is popular at work and school. However, he tends to overwork, and he's doing it again with that double major.
Qualities: Good (+2) Dexterity, Good (+2) Intrapersonal Intelligence, Good (+2) Nurse, Good (+2) Reliable, Good (+2) Serious
Poor (-2) Poor Work-Life Balance

Loyola’s online RN to BSN program consists of 120 credit hours, which includes:
• 51 hours of major courses*
• 30 hours of Loyola courses
• 23 hours of adjunct courses
• 16 hours of general electives
Major courses include:
• Population Health
• Issues in Professional Nursing
• Nursing Leadership & Promotion of Quality Care


Major in Bioethics (69 crs.)
Completed classes
Current classes

Requirements given are for undergraduate students. Graduate students take BETH G301 Fundamentals of Bioethics instead of BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics. They take BETH A445 Advanced Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) and BETH A446 Advanced Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) instead of BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) and BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.). They take BETH G490 Bioethics Capstone instead of BETH A490 Bioethics Capstone; the graduate version requires original research in an individual project. Graduate students must take the highest level offered in sections with choices, which means primarily 300-400 level undergraduate classes or those marked G for graduate level. Undergraduates may take graduate classes if they test out of prerequisites or have instructor approval. Note that the level range in eligible classes makes some concentrations easier and some harder. Medical Bioethics has mostly graduate classes. Interfaith Bioethics can be completed with 200-level classes. The others require a mix of lower and higher levels, mostly at undergraduate level.

All Bioethics majors must take these four Bioethics core classes. (12 crs.)
• BETH A101 Introduction to Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A400 Advanced Topics in Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Connections (3 crs.) (T-American)

These two classes must be taken together:
• BETH A295 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Discussion (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A296 Dilemmas in Bioethics: Lab (3 crs.) (T-American)


Students with a concentration must take the matching specialized Bioethics class. General Bioethics students may choose any one of these. (3 crs.)
• BETH A301 Medical Bioethics (3 crs.) (T-American)

All Bioethics majors must take three Philosophy classes. (9 crs.)
PHIL W252 Making Moral Decisions (3 crs.)
AND
One of these two classes on ethics:
• PHIL A215 Ethics (3 crs.)
AND
One of these two classes on thought:
• PHIL A307 Philosophy of Mind (3 crs.)

All Bioethics majors must take at least one Communication class. (3 crs.)
• CMMN X236 Understanding Media (3 crs.)

All Bioethics majors must take a capstone class in which they complete a personal or group project. It can involve original research or further development of previously published research. Group projects may involve several students, or a student contributing to a faculty project. (3 crs.)
BETH A490 Bioethics Capstone (3 crs.) (T-American)

To earn a concentration, students must choose classes from a specific set of options. Most students choose just one. A second may be taken from Elective credits without requiring approval. Students desiring a third concentration may request advisor approval to take the credits from Liberal Arts (B.A. only, not including Medical or Scientific) or Science (B.S. only, Medical or Scientific only) sections. With advisor approval, students can create a custom concentration of 9 credits on the same theme. Students without a concentration must take three classes from any of the following classes, spread across three different concentrations: (9 crs.)

For the concentration in Medical Bioethics, students must take: (9 crs.)
PHIL W234 Medical Ethics (3 crs.)
NURS G452 Research and Evidence-based Practice (3 crs.)
AND
One of these three classes on medical issues:
• NURS G379 Leadership: Quality & Patient Safety (3 crs.)

Bachelor of Science students take 10 credits in science-related classes. They cannot use English or Religious Studies classes toward the major unless taking a concentration in Christian Bioethics or Interfaith Bioethics, nor can they use classes from the Liberal Arts list above. Electives should tend to support a scientific line of study. (10 crs)
• BETH A121 Bioethics in the News (1 cr.) (T-American)
• BETH A122 Medical Neutrality (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A448 Bioethics of Zetetics (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BIOL Y262 Human Sociobiology (3 crs.)


49 credits

Bioethics Electives (10 crs.)
Bioethics classes listed above but not yet taken are also eligible as electives.
• BETH A120 Fundamentals of Bioethical Debate (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A320 Bioethics at the Beginning of Life (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A321 Bioethics at the End of Life (3 crs.) (T-American)
• BETH A330 Clinical Bioethics (3 crs.) T-American)


Interdepartmental Electives (10 crs.)
Interdepartmental classes listed above are also available as electives.
• BA B425 Professional Multiculturalism (3 crs.) (T-American)
• CMMN A484 Seminar in Mass Communications Ethics and Diversity (1 cr.)
• NURS A322 Diversity and Health (3 crs.) (T-American)
• NURS G940 Healthy Policy & Economics (3 crs.)


Gainful Employment Information: Graduates with a Major in Bioethics can teach it in a public school if they also have a teaching license. Medium businesses may have a dedicated job for which a major qualifies. A Bachelor's Degree should not be considered sufficient education for a job in a large business, for which a Master's Degree is more often required. However, a Bachelor's Degree may encourage an employer to contribute toward further education.
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