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Health and Humanities Program Requirements

The minor is designed to complement virtually any major you choose. The program should be especially beneficial if you are aiming for a career in teaching, research, health care, the life sciences, law, or communications.

Minor in Health and Humanities

The health and humanities interdisciplinary minor consists of six courses and a seminar (19 credits) focused in four broad areas:

  • Bioethics
  • Skills and Methodologies
  • Cultural Foundations
  • Human Differences.

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


Ethics Course - 3 credits

Choose ONE of the following:

  • PHIL 250C - P2 Bioethics (3)
  • REST 387D - P2 Medical Ethics and Society (3)

Theme Area Courses - 12 credits

Of the four courses selected from the theme areas below, two must be humanities-based. The humanities courses are listed in bold-faced type. Students must fulfill all prerequisites where appropriate.

Skills and Methodologies

Choose TWO of the following:

  • ECON 221 - SQ Statistics I (3)
  • ENGL 200C - Literary Analysis (3)
  • MATH 130C - SQ Mathematical Modeling and Quantitative Analysis (3)
  • PHIL 100C - SQ Basic Logic (3)
  • PHIL 324C - SQ Philosophy of Science (3)
  • PSYC 200 - Research Methods and Writing in Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 201 - Basic Statistics (3)
  • PSYC 205C - SQ Statistical Reasoning (3)
  • SOCI 280C - Social Research Methods (3)
Cultural Foundations of Medicine and Health

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ANTH 241D - P3 Medical Anthropology (3)
  • ECON 224 - The Economics of Health Care (3)
  • ENGL 210 - P1 Literature and Healing (3)
  • PSYC 255 - Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (3)
  • REST 325 - P5 Spirituality and Health (3)
  • SOCI 226 - Sociology of Health and Healing (3)
Human Differences

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ANTH 201D - P4 The Human Animal (3)
  • ECON 110P - CC Gender and Race in the American Workplace (3)
  • HIST 237D - P1 The Female Body: A Problem to Grow Into (3)
  • PSYC 211 - P3 Society and Mental Illness (3)
  • PSYC 350 - Childhood Behavior Disorders (3)
  • SOCI 217D - Latino Health Care Issues (3)
  • SOCI 322 - Sociology of Aging & Life Cycle (3)

Experiential Capstone Course - 3 credits

As a capstone course, minors must take one upper-division course with an experiential component (i.e., fieldwork or independent research). This course may be taken in the student’s major (e.g., PSYC 490 - Fieldwork or PSYC 496 - Independent Readings/Research) and must be three credits.

Capstone Seminar - 1 credit

  • HHUM 400 - Capstone Seminar (1)

The one-credit health and humanities capstone seminar (facilitated by a member of the health and humanities advisory team) features a written project integrating a student's internship/fieldwork or research with the principles and skills acquired in the health and humanities minor.

Total: 19 credits

Note: No more than two courses used to satisfy the student's major requirements may also be applied to the health and humanities minor.

Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.