Medical Humanities Undergraduate Minor

Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 15 credit hours.
Medical Humanities Capstone *
Distribution Categories: **12
Select at least one course from the list below:
Narrative Ethics: Literary Texts and Moral Issues in Medicine
Medical Ethics
Jewish Medical Ethics
Select at least one course from two of the following three Distribution Categories:
Pandemics, Plagues & Outbreaks
Gates of Horn and Ivory: Dreaming in the Ancient World
Cuts, Curses, and Cesareans: An Introduction to Ancient Medicine
Culture & Politics:
Anthropology of Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Philosophy of Bodies
Spirituality, Health, and Wellness
Yoga: Theory And Practice
Religion and Public Health
Deviance and Social Control
Sex and Society
Introduction to Health Policies
Women's Health and Bodies
Literature & Communication:
Health Communication
Literature, Health, & Wellness
Health and Wellness in Cultural Context
Topics: Languages for Professions
Select one additional course from any of the four listed Distribution Categories

The Capstone course is open only to students who have completed the requirements for the Minor. With permission, students may take the Capstone concurrently while taking the last course to fulfill the distribution requirement. In this course each student will develop and present a project which makes use of material from courses taken in fulfillment of the Minor. The course will also include guest lectures on a variety of topics in Medical Humanities.


With permission of the Director, students may substitute in appropriate courses not listed here.