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Medical Humanities Minor

About the Medical Humanities Minor

The Medical Humanities Minor could be of particular interest to students planning careers in health care, 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.  


Requirements

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 health care and the history of medicine.

Areas

Minimum 

Eligible Courses

Foundation Course

1

Complete one of the following courses:

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Communication and Writing

1

Complete one of the following courses:

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Philosophy and Ethics

1

Complete at least one course:

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History and Literature

1

Complete at least one course:

  • HIST 4095 - Governing Bodies (3)
  • HUM 4700 - Medicine and Literature (3)
  • ENGL 3060 - Literature,  Medicine, Society (3)
  • ENGL 5820 - Disability in Literature and Film (3)

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Electives

2

Two additional courses:

Choose two additional courses from the three categories listed above to reach 18 credit hours: communication & writing, philosophy & ethics, or history and literature. 

Special Topics Courses and Semester Specific Humanities Courses

1

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 Corbett to ensure the courses are reflected on your degree audit. 

Last Updated: 11/8/22