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  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Medical Humanities Minor


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The medical humanities minor is beneficial for two kinds of students who wish to understand the humanistic elements of health and health care, including the psychosocial, ethical, religious, literary, artistic, and so forth. Those choosing a career in the health sciences will find medical humanities to be a positive influence on how they approach patient care, helping them to view patients with greater empathy and awareness of what it is to be a patient. Meanwhile, students of traditional disciplines within the humanities will encounter and explore the human condition as it relates to health-related adversity and triumph.

The medical humanities minor requires the following:


1.  18 total credit hours, to be satisfied as follows:

a.  Phil 3350: Medical Humanities
b.  One course from Group A
c.  One course from Group B
d.  Remaining hours must come from courses in either Group B or Group C

2. No more than two courses from any particular prefix will count for credit toward the minor.

3. Other courses may count toward minor with approval from the medical humanities advisor.

Flexibility is built into the medical humanities minor. Students are encouraged to speak with the medical humanities advisor about which combination of courses would best suit their individual interests. With the advisor’s approval, the student may substitute relevant courses for those that may be unavailable (e.g., if a course is not scheduled to be offered before the student graduates).

Students should be aware that courses may not count for credit twice for different programs. That is, the same course may not be used both to meet the requirements of the student’s major and the medical humanities minor.

Required (18 hours)


Group A


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