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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
HHUM 107 Introduction to the Health Humanities 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Technical and Business Writing  
American history 3
Government/Political science 3
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 203 Writing about Literature 3
PHIL 240 Introduction to Logic 3
American history 3
Government/Political science 3
Humanities directed elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Foreign language 2 4
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Social science directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Creative arts 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities directed elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social science directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Science directed elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Science directed elective 5 3
General elective 3,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
HHUM 482 Health Humanities Senior Seminar 3
Language, philosophy and culture or creative arts 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
General elective 3,6 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. The required 6 hours may be met by courses satisfying other areas of a degree program.  See your academic advisor for further information.