Medical Humanities, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a B.A. with a major in Medical Humanities, a student must fulfill university, college, and program requirements. Hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses
    Most majors do not complete 46 hours of coursework solely for the purpose of meeting University General Education requirements.  Instead they select courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • 12-19 hours college breadth requirement
  • 16 hours foreign language requirement
  • 30 hours of major courses
  • At least 9 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

Core
MEDH 1000INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL HUMANITIES3
MEDH 3000MEDICAL HUMANITIES COMMONS3
MEDH 4900CAPSTONE IN MEDICAL HUMANITIES3
Quantitative Literacy Requirement3
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
SOCIAL STATISTICS
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
Blocks - 18 Hours
Block courses must include at least 12 hours of 3000-4000 courses.
Block 1-Inclusivity & Diversity6
SPECIAL TOPICS IN BLACK STUDIES (HIV & AIDS IN AFRICA)
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (APPLICATION OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY TO HEALTH & WELLBEING)
MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (HEALTH & STRATIFICATION)
SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH & ILLNESS
DEATH AND DYING
HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING
Block 2-Ethics, Religion & Culture6
ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PROBLEMS (NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH & WELLNESS)
SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR (FOLKLORE & MEDICINE)
AMERICAN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
HUMAN VALUES IN MEDICINE
SHAMANISM
PROBLEMS IN PHILOSOPHY (MYTH, MEDICINE & COSMOLOGY)
SPIRITUALITY AND WELLNESS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION (RELIGION IN PUBLIC LIFE)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION (HEALTH, RELIGION & HUMAN RIGHTS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION (SPIRITUALITY & MADNESS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION (COMPASSION)
Block 3-Narrative Medicine, Communication & Fine Arts 6
Select at least 3 credits from the following:
SURVEY OF COMICS: MORE THAN CAPES AND TIGHTS ( IF MEDICAL HUMANITIES RELATED TOPIC)
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES (PUBLIC HEALTH FOCUS)
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS: WHY THE ARTS MATTER
PERSPECTIVES IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
CHAMBER MUSIC (SOUND HEALTH)
SPECIAL STUDIES IN MUSIC (HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR MUSICIANS)
ACTING I
CREATIVE WRITING FOR THE ARTS
Remaining 3 credits can include:
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE: MAJOR FIGURES
TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (BRINGING THE WAR HOME: AMERICAN VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES)
WRITING ABOUT SICKNESS AND HEALTH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION (FIRST NATIONS, SPIRIT IN CULTURE)
Complementary Courses
Students may use up to 3 credits from this list to replace 3 credits in Block 1, 2 or 3 with advisor approval
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING
STRESS MANAGEMENT
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
SOCIOLOGY OF THE BODY
HEALTH CONCEPTS OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT