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:

COMM 3300: Health Communication

ENGL 4371H: Literature and Medicine*

HON 3304H: Objects of Medicine*

HON 3305H: Medicine in Performance

HON 3306H: Health and Human Rights

HON 4397H: The Holocaust and Medical Ethics

HIST 3303H: Disease, Health, and Medicine

HIST 3316H: Race & Racism in American Science and Medicine

HIST 3318: History of American Health Care Policy

HIST 3319H: Plagues & Pestilence: Epidemics

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

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

ANTH 4384: Anthropology of HIV

COMD 3301: Deaf Culture

COMM 3302: eHealth and Telemedicine

COMM 3303: Health Literacy

COMM 3304: Multicultural Health Communication

COMM 3305: Communication and Catastrophic Illnesses

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.

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