Jul 06, 2020
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).
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- 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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