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Medical Humanities Minor

The Medical Humanities minor at FGCU is an interdisciplinary program for students interested in questions related to human health and illness or who aim to pursue careers in healthcare, medical education, or clinical practice.

The minor draws on diverse disciplines in the humanities (philosophy, literature, history, and religion), social sciences (anthropology, political science, psychology, and sociology), natural sciences (biology), and health sciences to help students better understand the meaning of sickness, illness, and aging and their effects on individuals, health care professionals, and communities as a whole. 

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript   must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Courses used to satisfy one category cannot be used to satisfy another category. A minimum of 12 credits must be at the 3000-4999 level.

Complete 9 hours from the following
ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)
HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care Systems (3)
IHS 3111 Legal and Ethical Principles (3)
LIT 4208 Lit and Crit of the Body (3)
PHI 3456 Phil of Health and Illness (3)
PUP 4603 Politics & Policy in Medicine (3)
SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)
WOH 4235 Epidemics in World History (3)
 

Complete 6 hours from at least two different discipline categories below:

Anthropology
ANT 3520C Forensic Anthropology (3)
ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)

Biology and Chemistry
BSC 1020C Human Systems (3)
BSC 2026 Biology of Human Sexuality (3)
PCB 2336 Human Genetics (3)

English
ENL 4295 Literature of the Plague (3)
LIT 4208 Lit and Crit of the Body (3)

Health Science
HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care Systems (3)
IHS 3111 Legal and Ethical Principles (3)

History
WOH 4235 Epidemics in World History (3)

Justice Studies
CCJ 3653 Drugs, Alcohol, & Crime (3)

Philosophy
PHI 3456 Phil of Health and Illness (3)
PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)
PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)

Political Science
PUP 4603 Politics & Policy in Medicine (3)

Psychology
CLP 3140 Basic Psychopathology
CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology
CLP 4314 Health Psychology

Sociology
SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)
SYP 4731 Aging, Self, and Society (3)
SYP 4741 Soc. Org. of Death & Dying (3)

Catalog Year: 2020-2021

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours