Bioethics Minor

The minor consists of six courses: Two required courses (A and B, below) and four additional courses (C, D, E, and F, below).

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
A. Introductory Course
THEO/CEED 3856INTRODUCTION TO BIOETHICS4
B. Capstone Course
CEED/SOCI/PSYC 4245ETHICS IN RESEARCH4
Additional Courses
C. Humanities Course
Select one of the following:
ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIA
HYSTERIA/SEXUALITY/UNCONSCIOUS
FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE
DIAGNOSING EMPIRE: SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN THE COLONIAL WORLD (ADVANCED HISTORY CORE)
SOCIAL DARWINISM: THEME AND VARIATIONS IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE
HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL JUSTICE
KANT ON MORALITY AND RELIGION
POLITICS AND BIOPOWER
MODERN ETHICAL THEORIES
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT
BIBLE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
DEATH AND DYING
THE ETHICS OF LIFE
HUMAN NATURE AFTER DARWIN (Interdisciplinary Capstone Core)
ANIMALS, ANGELS, AND ALIENS: BEYOND THE HUMAN IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
CHRISTIANITY AND GENDER/SEXUAL DIVERSITY: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
D. Social and Natural Science Course
Select one of the following:
MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION
APPLIED HUMAN RIGHTS
ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH HEALING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
LIFE ON THE PLANET EARTH
HUMAN BIOLOGY
ECOLOGY: A HUMAN APPROACH
FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
HUMAN FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION
POLITICS, URBAN HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENT
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE LAW
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
GLOBAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY (ADVANCED SOCIAL SCIENCE CORE/ GLOBALISM)
AGING AND SOCIETY (Psychology)
SOCIOLOGY OF MEDICINE
HIV/AIDS IN AFRICA
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
CONTROVERSIES IN RELIGION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
FOR THE DEATH OF ME! SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING
POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION
RELIGION, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
E. Values Course
Select one of the following:
HUMANITY'S VALUE
ISSUES OF LIFE AND DEATH
WAR AND PEACE: JUST WAR THEORY
PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN VALUES
YOUTH, VALUES, AND SOCIETY
CODES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
THE ETHICS OF LIFE
MORAL ASPECTS OF MEDICINE
THEOLOGIES OF LIBERATION
F. Electives Course
Select one from those listed above in Group C or D 1
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Notes: Students who have not completed a Biological Sciences (BISC) or biologically based Natural Sciences (NSCI) course as part of the core curriculum or otherwise will be required to take one of the following natural science or biological science course offerings to fulfill either Block D or Block F: NSCI 1030 HUMAN FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION, BISC 1000 LIFE ON THE PLANET EARTH, BISC 1001 HUMAN BIOLOGY, BISC 1002 ECOLOGY: A HUMAN APPROACH, or BISC 1010 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY.

It is presumed that bioethics minor students will have completed the core course PHIL 3000 PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS by the end of their junior year.

Should faculty sabbaticals or other developments create a situation that limits the availability of courses, the directors of the program would have the authority to amend the guidelines regarding the distribution of electives.