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Minor Code - U145

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary minor. It is housed in the English department, where administrative oversight is provided. Collaborating participants include the departments of Communication Studies; Disability Studies; English; Geography; Gerontology; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; Social Work; and Women's and Gender Studies.

Three disciplines must be represented, with a minimum of nine hours taken at the 300 level or above. Students must earn a GPA of 2.0 across all courses applied to the minor. No prerequisite coursework is required to declare the minor. 

Core Courses6
Select a minimum of 6 hours from the following courses:
Anthropology of Health and Illness
Health Communication
Literature of the Human Body
Introduction to Gerontology
Public Policy of Aging
Health Care Ethics
Introduction to Psychology
The Writing of Health and Medicine
Rhetoric and Science
Select 9 hours from the following elective courses:
Language for Health Professions
Communication and Aging
Advanced Health Communication
Disability and the Family
Lifespan Disability Policy
Disability and Society
Disability in the Community
Literature of Minds and Selves
Literature of Love, Sex, and Gender
Rural Gerontology
Aging, Women and Culture
Current Moral Problems
Philosophy of Sex and Gender
Introduction to Human Development
Death and Dying
Social Issues of Public Health
Social Work Practice and End of Life Care
Women's Health and Fitness
*Or additional courses from the Core Courses list.
Total Hours15