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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 152 - Arguments about Healthcare

This course will cultivate critical thinking skills through the examination of arguments about healthcare, including whether there is a right to healthcare, the social determinants of health, and public policies designed to provide healthcare. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Accurately analyze arguments contained in prose writing on healthcare issues, especially regarding the supposed right to healthcare, identifying their premises and conclusions.
  • Distinguish between the truth of an argument’s premises and the validity or strength of its reasoning, and evaluate that strength or validity.
  • Craft a strong argument (one which is adequately supported by evidence) for a position regarding the government’s provision of healthcare for its citizens.
  • Identify and synthesize high-quality sources and use them effectively in support of an argument, and cite and document those sources using MLA guidelines.
  • Craft prose that conforms to academic expectations regarding rhetorical effectiveness: clarity, coherence, unity, style, and meaning.
  • Appraise arguments for and against single-payer healthcare system, the Affordable Care Act, and a libertarian approach.
  • Identify the major contributors to health outcomes, including the social and psychological determinants of health.
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