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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver
 

Health Humanities

Minor in Health Humanities (HEHM)


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to introduce a new undergraduate interdisciplinary minor, Health Humanities (HEHM).

The Health Humanities minor critically analyzes historical and contemporary connections among health, medicine, and society. The minor deepens understandings of disease and wellness, pain and suffering, personhood, the nature of death and dying, embodied experience, and the limits of technological knowledge. Studying literature, history, philosophy, rhetoric, the arts, and related social science fields, HEHM students explore the human dimensions of medical practice and how they interact with lived experience, revealing the ethical, cultural, and social contexts of health and medicine.

Who is this minor for?

  • EVERYONE! Humanistic studies of health provide an excellent addition to science-based curricula and also a stand-alone program that addresses many current issues of interest to the humanities and social sciences.
  • Pre-med students: Medical school admissions committees actively seek students with strong humanities and liberal arts backgrounds.
  • Students pursuing health careers
  • Science and social science majors
  • Humanities majors

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will utilize humanistic perspectives to analyze approaches and practices related to health and medicine.
  • Students will critically analyze historical and contemporary connections among health, medicine, and society.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the historical, cultural, and political contexts of theories and practices related to health and medicine.
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