Interdisciplinary Minor in Medical & Health Humanities


Study Medical & Health Humanities

Medical & Health Humanities is a field that engages students to explore the ethical, historical, biopsychosocial and human aspects of health and medicine. The interdisciplinary nature of the program draws from different approaches to the study of health and medicine through courses stemming from the humanities, social sciences, public health, philosophy, communication and bioethics. The program allows students to experience humanistic approaches to medical care along with community involvement in medicine through the humanities and the arts, opportunities for interdisciplinary and interprofessional learning between scholars in the humanities and healthcare fields and encourages creative and collaborative thought regarding healthcare issues. Additionally, this program leads our students to understand better the complexities and challenges within health and medical systems, which will better prepare them to navigate these systems and to advocate for themselves, family and community in the future.

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Medical & Health Humanities will require students to complete 18 credits, to include two core courses and 12 additional credit hours from at least two additional disciplines.

Required Electives (Choose 4 courses)
COURSE CR COURSE CR
IDST B260 - Introduction to Medical & Health Humanities 3 Any course with IDST coordinator approval 3
IDST B297 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods 3 Any course with IDST coordinator approval 3
  Any course with IDST coordinator approval 3
Any course with IDST coordinator approval 3
Total Required 6 Total Required 12