Centers and Institutes

Institute of Catholics Bioethics

Global Health Care Ethics Minor








    (Revised March 2011)


Students seeking the Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics Minor - GLOBAL TRACT - are required to complete six (6) courses from at least 3 departments; no more than 3 courses from any one department may count for credit toward the minor. The prerequisite course is PHL 154 Moral Foundations

Of the six (6) Minor courses, students are required to complete:

THE 366 Christian Medical Ethics

Four (4) elective courses (listed below)

Capstone Course (senior year) which can be fulfilled in either of two ways:

Take THE 368 Just Health Care in Developing Nations (including major research paper), OR

The student can design a research project as part of an Independent Study course that has been approved by a faculty member associated with the Minor program or with the Institute of Catholic Bioethics.

In addition to the course work, every semester all students must attend at least two (2) events sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Bioethics. Make sure to sign-in for all events. (The Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics Minor - Global Tract - is open to students in all majors.)

1. PMK 180-SL Patient Access to Health Care

2. PMK 493 Pharmaceutical Internship

3. ECN 390 Economics of Health Care

4. IHS 110 Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

5. IHS 151 Global Health Care

6. IHS 211 Health Care Systems & Its Responsibilities

7. IHS 252 Health Care Policy

8. IHS 253 Nutrition: Health & Disease

9. IHS 256 HIV/AIDS: Sexuality, Money, Politics, Research, Public Health and Ethics

10. IHS 343 Helping & Healing: Ethics, Community & Personal Transformation

11. IHS 345 Better Death: Hospice Care

12. PHL 250 Philosophy of Death

13. PHL 314 Topics in Philosophy and Medicine

14. SOC 216 (IHS 216) Alcohol, Drugs and Society

15. SOC 217 (IHS 217) Mental Health & Society

16. SOC 223 (IHS 323)Health and Society

17. THE 261 Christian Social Ethics

18. THE 347-SL Death & Rebirth

19. THE 361 Catholic Social Teaching

20. THE 362 Faith & Justice: Scripture and Social Values

21. THE 364 Sexuality & Catholic Morality

22. THE 368-SL Just Health Care in Developing Nations

23. THE 373 Economic Ethics



Elective Courses - choose any four (4)

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