The minor in health and the human condition requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

The minor in health and the human condition is interdisciplinary. It is administered by the Department of Classics and draws on courses from several units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It requires the following course work.

Ethics and Values

At least 3 s.h. from these:
PHIL:1034Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness3
PHIL:1401Matters of Life and Death3
PHIL:2402Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL:2415Bioethics3
RELS:2260/GHS:2260Hard Cases in Healthcare3
RELS:2771/GWSS:2771Sexual Ethics3
RELS:3320/CLSA:3420In Search of the Good Life3

Historical Approaches

At least 3 s.h. from these:
CLSA:1181/GHS:1181Ancient Medicine3
CLSA:4181History of Western Medicine3
HIST:4160/GHS:4160History of Public Health3
HIST:4162/GHS:4162History of Global Health3
HIST:4203Disability in American History3
HIST:4508/GHS:4508/LAS:4508Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, 1820-20003
RELS:3580/ANTH:3113/GHS:3113Religion and Healing3

Diversity and Global Perspectives

At least 9 s.h. from these:
AMST:1070Drugs in American Popular Culture3
ANTH:2164/GHS:2164Culture and Healing for Future Health Professionals3
ANTH:2181/ASP:2181/GHS:2181The Anthropology of Aging3
ANTH:3111/GHS:3040/LAS:3111Health in Mexico3
ASP:3135/GHS:3050/SSW:3135Global Aging3
GHS:3060Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine3
GWSS:3177Women and Their Bodies in Health and Illness3
HHP:3000/INTD:3020Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3
HIST:4605/GHS:4605Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia2-4
RELS:3431/GWSS:3131Gender and Sexuality in Asia3
RHET:3610/ASP:3610/GWSS:3610Writing in the Presence of Death: Rhetoric, Narrative, and Hospice3
SSW:3786/ASP:3786Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span3-4
WLLC:1100/CLSA:1100/GHS:1100/GWSS:1100Contraception Across Time and Cultures3