Get in touch with your group and determine your group role!

Dear Class, 

It’s time to begin working on the Case Project! You can find all case project materials mentioned in this post by going to Blackboard, then selecting “Content,” then “Case Project.” 

The first things you will want to do to prepare for the Annotated Bibliography assignment is to find out which group you are in (see “Groups” on Blackboard), and then download the relevant case (see “Cases” on Blackboard).

Once you have figured out your group, you should give your group a way to contact you (under “Group Contact Information” on Blackboard). 

Once you have made contact with your group, you will need to determine your group role! We will discuss roles in class today. Once you have agreed with your group about who will do which roles, please record these roles for Dr. MacDougall here:

Once you have your case and role, you can begin researching for your annotated bibliography. Please let me know if you have any questions!


Dr. M


Reading links broken, now updated

Dear Class, 

A student pointed out that the links for the next 3 readings were broken (even though they were working just a week ago!). I have now changed the links to the readings, the links should now send you to PDF files of the same readings in our Blackboard site. Please let me know if you have any trouble finding or downloading these. 


Dr. M


Dear Students, 

Greetings from virtual space! I’m Professor MacDougall, your professor for Health Care Ethics (PHIL 2203ID). I hate that we have to meet like this—do you? Perhaps we can all agree that it is different and interesting and convenient. I’d still much rather be in a real classroom with real faces. 

There are three things that I want you to know before our first day of class. 

1. This will be a (mostly) synchronous class. That means you will need to plan on being logged in to Zoom between 2:30-3:45pm on class days. The class will not be recorded for several reasons, including CUNY policy. There may be some class periods where we have a pre-recorded lecture, or some other activity, that makes the period essentially asynchronous. I will let you know ahead of time about these. Our first class will take place Tuesday, February 2, at 2:30pm. I will call roll during the class. The Zoom invitation can be found in Blackboard

2. Most of our written interactions, and all class updates and materials, are available on our OpenLab site. Please join our OpenLab section as soon as possible. You will be required to join in order to participate in online discussions. You can also see the schedule and assignments there.

3. This class is an Open Educational Resource (OER) course. That means there is no textbook, and all readings are freely available online. This saves you money and means you can store all our readings on your hard drive, indefinitely! You can find links to class readings on the OpenLab Schedule page.

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Dr. MacDougall