This major offers a vital foundation for all students moving toward a career in health care and students interested in degrees and careers in social work, public health, health education, and psychology, among others. As a Health Humanities student, you will broaden your understanding of health and health care through courses highlighting topics such as medical ethics; the relationship between literature, art, and medicine; health communication; public health; and psychology. You will learn about the ways in which factors like race, class, nationality, gender, and religious belief systems intersect with individual and collective experiences of health and illness. You will develop skills such as analytical and integrative thinking, empathic listening, and observation to create a strong foundation for any health care related field you may be interested in. Applying a well-rounded and holistic understanding of health and health care will enhance your ability to become a responsible and successful health care provider.
Skills You Will Learn
What makes this major unique?
The Liberal Arts: Health Humanities option is unique in its interdisciplinary approach to health and health care. Rather than focusing on a single methodology and perspective, we seek to bring together multiple disciplinary approaches (including the humanities, health sciences, and social sciences) for a deeper understanding of the complexity of experiences of health, disability, and illness. Highlighting interdisciplinary critical inquiry of the social determinants and ethical contexts of health, our program will benefit students interested pursuing health careers and any student interested in an in-depth exploration of the human dimensions of health and medicine.
A Health Humanities degree prepares students to work in many health care and health-care related fields. For instance, students may transfer to four-year colleges to pursue degrees in nursing, physical or occupational therapy, social work, human services, public and community health, psychology, or liberal arts. The Associate Degree in Liberal Arts: Health Humanities may also serve as a complimentary degree for individuals who already hold degrees in specific health care fields, to strengthen their ability to understand and treat patients and clients.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 Credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits*
Life & Physical Sciences: 3 credits*
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 18 Credits 18
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories
Students are required to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement. To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed on the program website. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
|Liberal Arts: 9 Credits|
|LIF101 First Year Seminar for Liberal Arts Social Science and Humanities||3|
|LIB200 Humanism, Science and Technology (capstone)||3|
|LIN190 Pandemics in Global Context||3|
|English: 3 Credits|
|ENG103 The Research Paper||3|
|Health Sciences: 3 Credits|
|SCH160 Health and Wellness||3|
Select one of the following:
|SCN195 Community Health with SCN196 Community Health Lab|
|SCH215 The Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health|
|HSS216 Interviewing and Counseling|
|Humanities: 6 Credits|
|HUC192 Health Humanities||3|
|HUP114 Medical Ethics||3|
|Social Sciences: 3 Credits|
|SSY101 General Psychology||3|
Select one of the following:
|SSY230 Abnormal Psychology|
|SSY240 Developmental Psychology|
|SSN184 Environmental Psychology|
|SSY112 Introduction to Dis/Ability|
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