• Department of Humanities &
    Catholic Social Thought


  • Human Life Studies Minor


    Assessment Learning Goals

    The focus of the interdisciplinary Human Life Studies minor program at Franciscan University is to:

    • Lead students to a brader and deeper knowledge and understanding of the philosophical, ethical, theological, biological, legal, political, historical, and social dimensions of human life issues
    • Prepare students to thing, speak, and act intelligently in these critical matters confronting contemporary culture.
    • Address topics that either directly concern 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.

    Course Requirements | Read the course descriptions

    • 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
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