Medical Humanities (Minor Only)

Undergraduate students seeking to minor in Medical Humanities must complete at least 15 credit hours of Medical Humanities courses with a grade of C- or higher, and include at least one course from each of three core areas or blocks related to the study and practice of Medical Humanities:  1) Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sex, Age; 2) Ethical, Religious and Cross-cultural Perspectives; 3) Narrative Medicine, Communication, Fine Arts.  Nine credit hours of course work must be upper division (3000 or higher) courses.

Please note:  This minor is new for the 2015-2016 catalog.  As new courses are being added on an on-going basis, students should select Medical Humanities courses in consultation with their minor adviser who will provide them with the most recent list of course options.

Courses Fulfilling the Core Area Requirements

Students must choose at least one course from each of the three core areas or blocks below. The rest of the 15 credit minor requirement may consist of coursework chosen from the Medical Humanities Minor Full Course Listings.

1. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sex, Age

BLST 3980Special Topics in Black Studies

3 credits

PSYC 2500Lifespan Psychology

3 credits

SOC 3820Medical Sociology

3 credits

SOC 4700/HED 4700/HED 8706/SOC 8706Women's Health and Issues of Diversity

3 credits

HED 3070/GERO 3070Death and Dying

3 credits

GERO 4550/HED 4550/GERO 8556/WGST 4550/HED 8556Health Aspects of Aging

3 credits

Special Topics in Black Studies:  HIV and AIDS in Africa

3. Narrative Medicine, Communication, Fine Arts

ENGL 3000/WGST 3000Special Topics in English

1 - 3 credits

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3 credits

CMST 4220/CMST 8226Health Communication

3 credits

Special Topics in English: Literature and Medicine: Reading and Writing about Illness and Health
Special Topics in Religion: First Nations, Spirit in Culture

2. Ethical, Religious and Cross-cultural Perspectives

ANTH 4230Ethnomedicines of the Americas

3 credits

ANTH 4240Medical Anthropology

3 credits

ANTH 4920/ANTH 8926Seminar in Anthropological Problems

3 credits

PHIL 2300Human Values in Medicine

3 credits

PSYC 4800/PSYC 8806Law & Psychology: Ethics, Research & Service

3 credits

RELI 2500Spirituality and Wellness

3 credits

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3 credits

GDRH 3010Special Topics Seminar

1 - 3 credits

Seminar in Anthropological Problems: Native American Health
Special Topics in Religion: Religion in Public Life
Goodrich Special Topics: Folklore and Medicine (Special Note: Open to all students)

Medical Humanities Minor Full Course Listings

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology

ANTH 4230Ethnomedicines of the Americas

3 credits

ANTH 4240Medical Anthropology

3 credits

ANTH 4920/ANTH 8926Seminar in Anthropological Problems

3 credits

Seminar in Anthropological Problems: Native American Health

Biology
BIOL 1060Introduction to Medical Careers & Ethics

2 credits

Black Studies
BLST 3980Special Topics in Black Studies

3 credits

Special Topics in Black Studies: HIV and AIDS in Africa

English
ENGL 3000/WGST 3000Special Topics in English

1 - 3 credits

Special Topics in English: Literature and Medicine: Reading and Writing about Illness and Health

Environmental Studies
ENVN 4320/CACT 8326Ecological Sustainability and Human Health

3 credits

History
HIST 4470/HIST 8476/WGST 4470/WGST 8476American Medicine and Public Health

3 credits

Philosophy
PHIL 2030Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

PHIL 2300Human Values in Medicine

3 credits

Psychology
PSYC 2500Lifespan Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4800/PSYC 8806Law & Psychology: Ethics, Research & Service

3 credits

Religious Studies
RELI 2500Spirituality and Wellness

3 credits

RELI 3030Shamanism

3 credits

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3 credits

Special Topics in Religion: Religion in Public Life; First Nations, Spirit in Culture; Compassion

Sociology
SOC 3820Medical Sociology

3 credits

SOC 4200Sociology of the Body

3 credits

SOC 4700/HED 4700/HED 8706/SOC 8706Women's Health and Issues of Diversity

3 credits

SOC 4830/SOC 8836Sociology of Mental Illness

3 credits

Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2020Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: the Humanities

3 credits

WGST 3080/HED 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

WGST 4550/GERO 4550/HED 4550/GERO 8556/HED 8556Health Aspects of Aging

3 credits

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media

Art
ART 3330Art in Public Places, Theory and Practice

3 credits

(*Public Health focus)

Music
MUS 2740Chamber Music

0 - 1 credits

(*Sound Health Service Learning component)

Communication Studies
CMST 4220/CMST 8226Health Communication

3 credits

College of Education

Health Education
HED 2850Stress Management

3 credits

HED 3070/GERO 3070Death and Dying

3 credits

HED 3080/WGST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

HED 4700/SOC 4700/SOC 8706/HED 8706Women's Health and Issues of Diversity

3 credits

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Gerontology
GERO 3070/HED 3070Death and Dying

3 credits

GERO 4350/GERO 8356Issues in Aging

3 credits

GERO 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3 credits

GERO 4550/HED 4550/GERO 8556/WGST 4550/HED 8556Health Aspects of Aging

3 credits

Goodrich Program
GDRH 3010Special Topics Seminar

1 - 3 credits

Goodrich Special Topics: Folklore and Medicine (Special Note: Open to all students)

Recommended Courses
Recommended courses for students interested in pursuing a minor in Medical Humanities (but not counting directly toward the minor) include:
ANTH 1050Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

BLST 1000Introduction to Black Studies

3 credits

GERO 2000Introduction to Gerontology

3 credits

NAMS 1100Introduction to Native American Studies

3 credits

PHIL 1020Contemporary Moral Problems

3 credits

PHIL 1210Critical Reasoning

3 credits

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 1020Introduction to Psychology II

4 credits

RELI 1010Introduction to World Religions

3 credits

SOC 1010Introductory Sociology

3 credits

WGST 2010Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits