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Health Care Ethics Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
320 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2315
E-mail: philo@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/philosophy
Deborah Barnbaum, Coordinator, 320 Bowman Hall

The Health Care Ethics minor is a concentration of courses offered by disciplines within the university concerned with healthcare practices and the education of health-care practitioners. The minor heightens students’ awareness of what constitutes ethical concerns, problems and activity from the perspectives of various kinds of healthcare practitioners, clients and institutions. Various views of what constitutes the ethical so that students are alerted both to the conceptual dimension of ethical activity and the existence of differing and conflicting modes of ethical reasoning.

HEALTH CARE ETHICS MINOR REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)
Course Title Credits
BSCI 30050 Human Genetics 3
HED 21050 Health Education Theories 3
PHIL 21001 Introduction to Ethics 3
40005 Health Care Ethics 3
SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care  3
Choose from the following clusters:
Maximum 6 credit hours may be taken in any one cluster 9
Cluster I:  
BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology (3)  
40020 Biology of Aging (3)  
Cluster II:  
SOC 42010 Death and Dying (3)  
Cluster III:  
HED 14020 Introduction to Medical Terminology (3)   
42041 Health Counseling (3)  
Cluster IV:  
PHIL 21003 Ethics in Contemporary Contexts (3)*  
Cluster V:  
HONR 30297 Junior Colloquium**(3)  
ILS 49993 Human Values in Medicine (1-5)***  
TOTAL 24

*PHIL 21003 is recommended but not required
**Pertinent to health care issues. Restricted to honors students or with special approval of instructor.
***With prior approval of coordinator of the minor in health care ethics.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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