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Why a certificate in Health and Medical Humanities?
The Health and Medical Humanities are a broad interdisciplinary field that examine the inter-relationships between medicine, health, society, and culture across a range of times and places. How human societies in the past and present construct and engage with health, wellness, illness, medicine, healing, and the body form the focus of the certificate, drawing from knowledge of social, cultural, and human perspectives on these topics.
For those working in the health professions, it provides the opportunity to frame their professional contexts within the theoretical and applied considerations of the health and medical humanities.
Who is this certificate for?
Students in the humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Classics, Religious Studies, etc.), social sciences, pre-medicine, nursing, creative arts, the natural and health sciences, and wherever considerations of health intersect disciplinary study and practice would be benefit from this program. In other words, if it interests you, try it out!
Core Courses (required)
You must take all three of the classes listed below, for a total of 9 credit hours.
- HUM 170: Introduction to Health and Medical Humanities
- HUM 270: Foundations of the Health and Medical Humanities
- HUM 370: Health and Medical Humanities in Application
Select 2 of the courses listed below for a total of 6 credit hours.
- ENGL 386AL: Health, Trauma, and Loss in Literature
- ANTH 242AC: Anthropology of Death
- CLAS 120: Latin and Greek in Scientific Terminology
- HIST 271: Health, Disease and the Body: The History of Medicine in Western Culture
- PHIL 273: Biomedical Ethics
- RLST 290AM: Death & Dying
- Psyc 383: Health Psychology
- Psyc 388AF: Psychology of Evil
- RLST 290BB: Religion, Spirituality and Health: Beliefs, Practices, Impacts and Implications
- SOC 222: Sociology and Health
- WGST 202: Women and Reproductive Technologies: Ancient and Modern