A minor in Medicine & Society requires 15 hours of approved coursework, including the foundation course, "Readings in Medicine & Society" (HON 3301H). Four elective courses may be chosen from the list of courses approved for the minor, and at least two of these must be taken at the advanced level; in some cases, other related coursework or internships may be applied toward the minor, with prior approval from the director and associate director. Students must earn a 3.0 or higher in all coursework for the minor.

In addition, students must complete at least 12 hours in residence, 9 hours of which must be at the advanced level. A maximum of 6 hours of approved transfer credits may be accepted toward the minor upon the approval of the program coordinator. No more than 6 hours of a student’s major may be applied toward the minor.

I. HON 3301H: Readings in Medicine and Society

II. 6-12 hours from the following courses:

ANTH 3396: The Politics of Healthcare & the Latino Community
COMM 3300: Health Communication

ENGL 4371H: Literature and Medicine*
HIST 3303H: Disease, Health, and Medicine
 in American History
HIST 3316: Race & Racism in American Science and Medicine

HIST 3318: History of American Health Care Policy

HIST 3319H: Plagues & Pestilence: Epidemics
3394H: History of Madness
HON 3305H: Medicine in Performance

HON 3306H: Health and Human Rights
HON 3397H: Culture and Health
HON 3397H: Lyric Medicine*
HON 4138H: Data Analytics and Health
HON 4397H: Illness Narratives*
HON 4397H: The Holocaust and Medical Ethics

HON 4397H: Ethics in Science
HON 4397H: Approaches to Community in Medicine
HDFS 4397H: I'm Pretty Smart, Now What?*
IDNS 4391H: Ethics in Science
IDNS 4392: History of 20th Century Science
IDNE 4337H: Human Factors and Ergonomics
RELS 3355: Yoga and Philosophy
RELS 3366H: Healing, Divination, and Magic in the Bible
SOC 3345: Sociology of Death & Dying

SOC 3350: Sociology of the Body

SOC 3380: Introduction to the Sociology of Health Care

SOC 3382: Sociology of Drug Use and Recovery

SPAN 3339H: Spanish for the Global Professions

III. 0-6 hours from the following courses:

ANTH 3350: Women and Health

ANTH 3364: Disease in Antiquity

ANTH 4331: Medical Anthropology

ANTH 4352: Biomedical Anthropology

COMD 3301: Deaf Culture

COMM 3300: Health Communication
COMM 3302: eHealth and Telemedicine

COMM 3303: Health Literacy

COMM 3304: Multicultural Health Communication

COMM 3305: Communication and Catastrophic Illnesses

COMM 3340: Health Campaigns
HON 3397H: Social and Environmental Health Impact*
HON 3397H: Literature and Psychoanalysis
HDFS 1311H: I'm Pretty Smart, Now What?*
OPTO 1300H: Intro to the Health Professions

PHIL 3354: Medical Ethics

POLS 4363: Science, Technology, and Public Policy

PSYC 2335: Intro to Health Psychology

SOC 1301H: Intro to Sociology: Health Emphasis sections

IV. Students may petition appropriate special topics classes for up to 6 hours of credit, or 2 courses, toward the minor. The request must be approved by the Honors Dean and the Medicine & Society coordinator.

Asterisks indicate Honors Colloquia.

Note: Courses may be added to the approved list between editions of the catalog. Please check the most recent Honors Coursebook.