Bioethics and Society (Minor)

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​​​​​​The Minor in Bioethics and Society offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the various moral, social, political, and conceptual issues that arise at the ever changing intersection of the life sciences, health, and society.

Course Requirements

The minor requires students to take a total of six courses (24 quarter hours):

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following foundational bioethics courses:4
ETHICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
MEDICINE, ETHICS AND SOCIETY

Note: Only one of these courses may be counted towards satisfaction of the requirement for the minor.

  • Students must take a total of four courses, in addition to the foundational bioethics course, in accordance with the following distribution:
  • Course Title Quarter Hours
    Ethical Theory
    Select one of the following:4
    ETHICAL THEORIES
    TOPICS AND CONTROVERSIES
    WHAT IS A PERSON?
    NEUROETHICS
    CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN ETHICS
    ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
    SURVEY OF ETHICS
    Religious Ethics
    Select one of the following:4
    RELIGION AND ETHICS I
    ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES
    RELIGION AND ETHICS II
    Health Science
    Select one of the following:4
    INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE
    HEALTH HUMANITIES
    DEATH AND DYING
    Sociology
    Select one of the following:4
    INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
    SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
    SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH HEALTH
    IMMIGRATION, HEALTH AND ILLNESS
    HEALTH DISPARITIES
    SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
    HEALTH AND GLOBALIZATION
    SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD, IDENTITY, AND INEQUALITY
    PUBLIC HEALTH AND HIGH RISK BEHAVIOR

Note: Other courses may be substituted for those listed here at the discretion of the Director of the minor if the focus of the specific class is deemed appropriate to satisfy the distribution requirements of the minor.