University Studies - BS, Health Humanities Concentration

Health Humanities is a growing, cross-disciplinary field that studies the lived experience of health and illness. Health Humanities is based on the idea that our experience of health and illness is never only biological or 'cultural,' but always both. This concentration is relevant for students interested in interdisciplinary scholarship, especially the interface between biosciences and the arts and humanities. Students must take an introductory course and capstone senior seminar, as well as selecting two courses each from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences related to the interdisciplinary study of health.

HHUM 107Introduction to the Health Humanities 13
HHUM 482Health Humanities Senior Seminar3
Select two from the following Humanities Courses:6
Racial and Ethnic Relations
World Literature
Introduction to Film Analysis
American Ethnic Literature
Creative Nonfiction
History of Science
History of Science in America
History of Technology and Engineering in America, 1607-Present
Religion in Modern America
Great Scientists in History
Sex and Sexuality in History
Diversity in a Globalized World
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
Medical Ethics
Women's Health
Feminist Theory
Gender and Communication
Select two from the following Social Sciences Courses:6
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Minority Experience
Science, Pseudoscience and Critical Thinking in Anthropology
Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
Medical Anthropology
Interpersonal Communication
Communication in Health Care Contexts
Media, Health and Medicine
Creativity Theories and Research
Geography of the Global Village
Cultural Geography
Introduction to Psychology
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Cognitive Neuroscience
Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
Introduction to Sociology
Death and Dying
Medical Sociology
Select two of the Concentration Elective Courses in the Sciences:6
Race, Ethnicity and Health
Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
Biomedical Writing
Biomedical Explorations through Narrative
Introduction to Epidemiology
Genetics in the News
Great Diseases of the World
College and University Requirements
Select one course from the following:3
Composition and Rhetoric
Technical and Business Writing
Public Speaking
Communication for Technical Professions
Argumentation and Debate
ENGL 203Writing about Literature3
PHIL 240Introduction to Logic3
Life and physical sciences9
Foreign language8
Creative arts and Language, Philosophy, and Culture9
Social and behavioral sciences6
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Minor 215-18
Minor 215-18
General Electives 34-10
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Students are required to complete six (6) semester credit hours that meet the International and Cultural Diversity requirements. Student are encourage to take courses that may also meet other requirements.