Ball State College of Sciences and Humanities is excited to announce a new, multidisciplinary Minor in Health Humanities!
You’ve heard the phrases “good bedside manner” and “having a healing touch,” but how does one develop these essential healthcare traits? Coursework in the humanities is a key component to success in the medical field!
Research shows students who study Health Humanities, in addition to their primary fields
- Perform better in medical school and residency
- More frequently earn academic honors
- Increase chances for medical school admissions and employment
- Demonstrate greater sensitivity to social concerns
If you are interested in a career in healthcare or planning to attend graduate or professional school in the health sciences, you should consider adding a minor in Health Humanities, beginning Fall 2021! Learning about health and well-being throughout history, literature, philosophy, and other disciplines will equip you for a widerange of health-related careers.
In this 15-credit hour minor, tailor your course selection to your personal interests and career path. Check out this breakdown of courses:
HHUM 200 Introduction to Health Humanities
HHUM 400 Health Humanities Capstone
Electives (Choose 3 from the following)
ANTH 427 Culture and Medicine
CC 102 Medical Terminology
COMM 335 Communication and Health (offered Fall 2021)
ENG 495 Disability Studies
HHUM 350 Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
HSC 220 Population, Race, and Culture in Health Promotion
HSC 371 Death and Dying (offered Fall 2021)
HSC 372 Women and Health
PHIL 235 Bioethics (offered Fall 2021)
PHIL 415 Neurophilosophy (offered Fall 2021)
SOC 341 Sociology of Health and Illness (offered Fall 2021)