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The minor in health humanities consists of 18 credits drawn from the following list. Courses must come from a minimum of three different departments: at least one from English (ENGL/AMST); at least one from History (HIST/SCST); and at least one from any other department on the list.

Course Title Hours
Area 1: Health, justice and ethics
Take a minimum of one course from this area.3
Studies in African American Literature: ____
Women's Writing (as appropriate)
Queer Literature: ____
Black Women Writers
Prison Literature
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
Writing and Social Change: ____
Themes in African American Literature: ____
Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (as appropriate)
Gender and Global Health
Gender and Health Across the Life Span
LGBTQ Health and Wellness
Ethics and Health Care
Science in Society: Values, Ethics and Politics
Area 2: Perspectives on health
Take a minimum of one course from this area.3
Reading Literature (as appropriate)
Illness Narratives
Medicine in Literature
Topics in Literature (as appropriate)
Gender, Sexuality and HIV In African Literature
HIV, Memory and Queer Archives
Gender and Health Across the Life Span
The Art of Historical Detection: ____ (as appropriate)
Genetics and Society: 1865 to the Present
Medicine and Public Health: ____
What's the Big Idea? (as appropriate)
Other courses
Select remainder of courses from Area 1, Area 2 or any other departments on those lists.12
Total Hours18