Minor

MHS is rolling out a new curriculum in fall 2014. Students who declare their minor before fall 2014, may follow the old curriculum or the new curriculum. Each curriculum is summarized below.

NEW Minor Requirements:
18 credit hours of course work, distributed as follows:

1. CORE COURSE –‐ One of the following core courses (3 hours):

  • MHS 170/1920, Politics of Health
  • MHS 180/1940, Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities
  • MHS 201/1930, Fundamental Issues in MHS
  • MHS 1950, Theories of the Body
  • MHS 208/2110, American Medicine in the World
  • MHS 232/2230, Masculinity and Men’s Health
  • ANTH 242/2342, Biology of Inequality

2. CONCENTRATION –‐ Three courses (9 hours) in one of the concentrations areas:

  • Global health
  • Health behaviors and health sciences
  • Health policies and economies
  • Race, inequality, and health
  • Medicine, humanities, and arts

(Applicable courses are listed in the Catalog.)

3. ELECTIVES –‐ Two additional courses, chosen from the list of approved courses except for those listed under “Basic Biomedical Sciences Option.” (6 credit hours)

4. DISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENT — At least three credit hours from the following courses must be used to satisfy the concentration requirement or electives requirement.

  • ANTH 240/3143, Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 250/3141, Anthropology of Healing
  • ECON 221/2350, Health Care Policy
  • ECON 268/3350, Economics of Health
  • HIST 280/2800, Modern Medicine
  • MHS 205W/3050W, Medicine and Literature
  • PHIL 108/1008, 108W/1008W Introduction to Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 270/3608, Ethics and Medicine
  • PSCI 268/3268, American Health Policy
  • PSY 268/3635, Health Psychology
  • SOC 237/3301, Society and Medicine
  • SOC 268/3304, Race, Gender, and Health
  • WGS 240/2240, Introduction to Women’s Health

OLD Minor Requirements:
18 credit hours of course work, distributed as follows:

1. CORE COURSES – Two of the following core courses (6 hours):

ANTH 240/3143, Medical Anthropology or ANTH 250/3141, Anthropology and Healing
BSCI 105/1105, Human Biology
ECON 268/3350, Economics of Health
HIST 280/2800, Modern Medicine or ASIA 230/2630, Chinese Medicine
MHS 201/1930, Fundamental Issues in Medicine, Health, and Society
MHS 202/3010 Perspectives on Global Public Health or MHS 203/3020, U.S. Public Health Ethics & Policy
MHS 205W/3050W, Literature and Medicine or SPAN 274/4760, Literature and Medicine
MHS 248/2150, Medical Humanities
PHIL 108/1008, 108W/1008W, Introduction to Medical Ethics or PHIL 270/3608, Ethics and Medicine
PSY 268/3635, Health Psychology or (P) PSY 2560/3730, Health Psychology
SOC 237/3301, Society & Medicine or SOC 268/3304, Race, Gender and Health

2. ELECTIVES – Four additional courses, chosen from the MHS approved course list except for those listed under “Basic Biomedical Sciences Option.” (12 hours)