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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHIL 223 Medical Ethics [GEKH]

An examination of the relationships between contemporary values in the medical profession and traditional ethical values. Students will investigate various ethical theories and critically examine controversial issues in medicine.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer

Prerequisites -
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - PHIL 223 introduces students to the practices, methodologies and fundamental assumptions of philosophy through the study of medical ethics. Ethics is the area of philosophy that examines morality, and medical ethics applies ethical theory to specific ethical problems within the practice of medicine. PHIL 223 is a general education  course because it is an introduction to philosophy through the study of medical ethics. It gives students the opportunity to learn what the study of philosophy provides to one’s intellectual development. The methodology of the course is critical reasoning - a habit of mind that everyone needs- and the course addresses some of the most fundamental concepts in human thought- the right and the good. Both the skills and concepts addressed in this course help students in their educations, careers, and personal lives.

Keywords: philosophy , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Humanities (GEKH) , ethics  
Updates: Course Rotation added 1/2015

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