Health and the Human Condition, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The minor in health and the human condition is an interdisciplinary minor broadly focused on the intersection of the humanities (philosophy, ethics, history, and religion) and health sciences. Students who earn the minor gain an understanding of the medical field through three unique lenses: ethics and values, historical perspectives, and diversity/global perspectives.

The minor is administered by the Department of Classics and draws on courses from several units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including the departments of Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Health and Human Physiology as well as the Global Health Studies and Aging and Longevity Studies programs.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate:

  • comprehension of the history and philosophy behind modern medicine and the human body; and
  • familiarity with multicultural and temporal perceptions of healing, aging, and approaches to medicine.