Aug 08, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Humanities Concentration


Billie Tadros, Program Director

The Health Humanities Concentration emphasizes the integral role played historically and presently by the humanities in shaping and transforming healthcare, health, and well-being. It aims not only to provide a comprehensive humanistic education to the students enrolled in the programs for the health professions, but also to develop new pedagogical practices informed by interdisciplinarity, experiential and community-based learning, and diversity and intercultural competence.

All students who declare the concentration will apply 18 credits to it. In addition, students must complete ten hours of service or experiential learning. (Students can complete these hours either by taking elective courses toward the concentration that include community-based learning or experiential learning, or by completing the requirement independently. Students who opt to complete the requirement independently should speak with the program director for approval and then submit a reflection journal on their hours following completion and prior to graduation.) All students will submit a final portfolio representing their achievement of the Health Humanities Concentration program learning outcomes.

Curriculum Requirements (18 credits total)

Core Requirements (6 cr., or 3 cr. for students who have already placed at the 300-level of a world language other than English):  Students must take ENLT 224 - (CL,D,EPW) Perspectives in Literature About Illness .

Students must also have three transcripted credits of a world language other than English, or they must have placed at the 300-level of a language, as determined by the University’s Language Learning Center. (Students who have already placed at the 300-level of a world language other than English may apply these three credits to an additional humanities elective, as outlined below.)

Humanities and Health Elective Courses:

Students must take a combination of humanities elective and health elective courses.  A student may apply no more than six credits of courses with any one prefix to the concentration.

Humanities Electives (6 cr., or 9 cr. for students who have already placed at the 300-level of a world language other than English)
Health Electives (6 cr.)