Medical Humanities and Culture Minor

Minor Requirements

The minor in Medical Humanities and Culture consists of 18 credit hours or 6 classes.

  • Two-four courses (6-12 credit hours) must be chosen from offerings in the humanities (Group A); if two humanities courses (6 hours) are chosen, then 12 hours must be chosen from the social sciences, so that the student takes the requisite 18 hours total. 
  • Two-four courses (6-12 credit hours) must be chosen from offerings in the social sciences (Group B); if two social sciences courses (6 hours) are chosen, then four courses (12 hours) must be chosen in the humanities, so that the student takes the requisite 18 hours total.
Course Title Credits
Group A: Humanities
Select two-four of the following:6-12
Art, Anatomy, and Medicine, 1700-Present
Medical and Scientific Terminology
Classical Origins of Western Medical Ethics
Literature and Medicine
Making Modern Science: The Life Sciences
The History of American Medicine
The History of Science in America
Communicating Science, Health and the Environment
Classical Origins of Western Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics
Ethics of Science and Technology
History and Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Research Design in Science and Medicine
Philosophy of Science
Health Care Ethics
Readings in Philosophy
Religions, Medicines, and Healing
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Performing Arts Safety
Group B: Social Sciences
Select two-four of the following:6-12
Plagues Past and Present
Anthropology of Globalization and Development
Food and Culture
Forensics of Sherlock Holmes
Basic Forensic Anthropology
Medical Experimentation and the Black Body
Medicine, Disease, and Slavery
Cultures, Pregnancy, and Birth
Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork
Medical Anthropology
Psychological Anthropology
Health and Disease in the Past
Health Economics
Global Environmental Health
Environment and Obesity
Concepts of Environmental Health Science
Global Environmental Health
Health Problems in a Changing Society
Southern Discomfort: Public Health in the American South
Race, Ethnicity, and Health: Examining Health Inequalities
Consumer Health in Contemporary Society
Medical Anthropology: Field Work
Medical Anthropology
Cooking Up a Storm: Food, Globalization, Localization, and Health in the South
Maternal and Child Health
Health Economics
Principles of Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Health Psychology
Psychology of Drug Use and Effects
Social Informatics
Social Demography
Global Population Issues
Sociology of Medicine and Health
Life Course Demographics
Women's Health
Cultures, Pregnancy, and Birth
Maternal and Child Health
Total Credit Hours12-24

Note: Departmental or Honors College special topics courses related to medicine may satisfy the minor requirements in either the humanities (Group A) or social sciences (Group B), provided that the course substitutions are pre-approved by the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Advising in Flinn Hall in consultation with faculty content experts; bring a syllabus to Flinn Hall for the course you want pre-approved. Appeals to register in pre-approved honors college courses should be directed to the Honors College.