Medical Humanities, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Program Code: N678

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

Students minoring in Medical Humanities will complete 18 hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, communication, history, history of science, medicine & technology, philosophy, cultural studies, women's & gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, ethics, music, art, classics, and foreign language.. Courses are chosen in consultation with the Honors College to develop students' cultural competence through the study of cultural variation within any humanistic, social scientific, or scientific context.

Three of the 18 hours will be devoted to the study of a foreign language beyond the College of Arts & Sciences minimum 13 hour requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Honors College.

  • The Medical Humanities Minor is available to all Honors-eligible (GPA 3.4 or higher) students at OU.

Required Courses

Interdisciplinary Course Distribution 1
Middle Division Humanities and Social Sciences
Choose 6 hours6
Upper Division Humanities and Social Sciences
Choose 6 hours6
Non-Western Culture Course
Choose 3 hours3
Foreign Spoken Language
Choose any intermediate foreign language course, including ASL, beyond the College of Arts and Science 13-credit-hour language requirement 23
Total Credit Hours18
  • The successful completion of a minor will be entered on the student’s permanent record at the time the degree is recorded.
  • Approved Nov. 2015

Interdisciplinary Course Distribution

Middle Division Humanities and Social Sciences

Acceptable courses include (but are not limited to):

ANTH 2203Global Cultural Diversity3
ANTH 2613Native Peoples of North America3
Any 2000-level CL C course
COMM 2003Communication in Non-Western Culture3
COMM 2213Interpersonal Communication3
Any 2000-level ENGL course
Any 2000- level HIST course
Any 2000-level HSCI course
HON 2973Perspectives on the American Experience (some topics)3
LING 2303General Linguistics3
MUNM 2313History of Jazz3
PHIL 24033
PSY 2403Introduction to Personality3
PSY 25133
S WK 2113Introduction to Social Work3
WGS 1003Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3

Upper Division Humanities and Social Sciences

Acceptable courses include (but are not limited to):

ANTH 3453Contemporary Native American Issues3
ANTH 39433
ANTH 4103People and Plants3
ANTH 4623Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems3
ANTH 4823Medical Anthropology3
A HI 4353Northern Renaissance Art3
A HI 4503Art of the 18th Century: The Age of Enlightenment3
Any 3000 or 4000-level CL C course
COMM 4153Nonverbal Communication3
ECON 4983Economics as Social Science3
ENGL 3173Histories of Writing, Rhetoric and Technology3
FMS 34133
HES 35333
HES 4543Comprehensive Stress Management3
Any 3000 or 4000-level HIST course
Any 3000 or 4000-level HSCI course
HON 3970Honors Seminar (some topics)1-3
HON 3993Honors Colloquium (some topics)3
LING 4313Techniques of Historical Linguistics3
MLLL 3043Mythology and Folklore3
MLLL 3123Russian Culture and Civilization3
MLLL 38533
MUNM 3113World Music3
MUNM 3213Native American Music3
MUNM 3413Music of the Pacific Rim3
NAS 3113Native American Philosophy3
PHIL 3293Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 4613Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 4623Philosophy of The Social Sciences3
S WK 3313Social Welfare Policy: Analysis and Practice3
S WK 3323Human Diversity and Social Justice3
SOC 3543Sociology of Deviance3
SOC 3623Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups3
SOC 3713Medical Sociology3
SOC 3723Sociology of Family3
SOC 3733Sociology of Gender3
SOC 3753Sociology of Africa3
SOC 3813Individual and Society3
WGS 4003Women's and Gender Studies Senior Capstone3
WGS 4123Contemporary Feminist Thought3