Assessment Learning Goals
The focus of the interdisciplinary Human Life Studies Minor Program at Franciscan University is to:
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HLS 201 Human Life Studies I: Life Issues and Human Dignity
HLS 202 Human Life Studies II: Life Issues and the Family
HLS 301 Human Life Studies III: Life Issues and the Law
BIO 203 Human Embryology (or BIO 229 Developmental Anatomy for biology majors)
And any two courses selected from among the following to complete the needed 18 credits:
HLS 401 Human Life Studies: Selected Themes
HLS 407 Human Life Studies: Internship
BIO 236 Concepts of Ecology
CHM 105 Pollution of the Environment
PHL 310* Selected Problems in Ethics
POL 343 Politics, Economics, and the Social Encyclicals
THE 320 Catholic Social Teaching
THE 341 Christian Marriage
THE 429 Sexual and Medical Morality
These additional courses deal with topics that either directly concern different human life issues or topics such as marriage and family life, economic justice, or social justice, which indirectly but decisively affect human life and dignity.
*PHL 310, Selected Problems in Ethics, varies from semester to semester, depending on the issues chosen by the professor. Upon permission of the Human Life Studies Program Director, this course may be counted toward the Human Life Studies minor. The Director, after consulting with the Chairman of the Philosophy Department, will determine if the selected issues qualify for the domain of Human Life Studies.
Class of 2006Majors: Humanities & Catholic Culture, and Theology
“When I came to Franciscan, I had signed up for everything,” Pauline Smith laughs. “Honors, classics, humanities… Fortunately, the first person I saw for advising was Prof. James Gaston.
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