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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy

320 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2315
Fax: 330-672-4867

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.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  BSCI 30050 Human Genetics 3
  HED 21050 Health Education Theories 3
KHU 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
  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)**  


*PHIL 21003 is recommended but not required
**Pertinent to health care issues. Restricted to honors students or with special approval of instructor.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.