The Medical Humanities Minor could be of particular interest to students planning
careers in healthcare, public administration, and medicine. This minor provides the
critical thinking and decision-making skills and knowledge of ethical theory and reasoning
that are vital to physicians and medical personnel.
Note: The requirements below supplement the University Baccalaureate Degree requirements.
Refer to the General Catalog for this information. You can obtain a copy of the General Catalog at the University of Utah Bookstore.
Minimum of 18 credits of philosophy coursework that meets the following six requirements
The Medical Humanities minor incorporates and builds upon the core courses from the
Medical Humanities Block U program. These Block U courses allow students to explore
traditional dichotomies and discuss specific cases and embed them in a larger question
about normalcy. Students will additionally take courses from the communication and
writing, philosophy and ethics, and history and literature disciplines to further
explore the topics of healthcare and the history of medicine.
Choose two additional courses from the three categories listed above to reach 18 credit
hours: communication & writing, philosophy & ethics, or history and literature. You
can take a maximum of two courses per group.
Special topics courses:
The courses listed in red highlight special courses offered in humanities during a
given semester that will count toward fulfillment of the above groupings. Please work
with your advisor,Connie Corbettto ensure the courses are reflected on your degree audit.
Spring 2022 Foundation Course Offerings
Introduction to Medical Humanities
11:50 AM - 1:10 AM
Block U: Medical Humanities
1:25 PM - 2:45 PM
LEAP Seminar: Health Dilemmas & Decisions
many sections offered
Spring 2022 Communication & Writing Course Offerings