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2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog 
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Humanities

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Denver Campus: Professor Marjorie Levine-Clark
Telephone: 303-556-2896
Location: Dept. of History, KC558
AMC Campus: Professor Tess Jones
Telephone: 303-724-3995
Location: Center for Bioethics and Humanities 

Associated Faculty

Nancy Ciccone, English
Charlie Ferguson, Biology, Advisor for Health Careers
Gabriel Finkelstein, History
Sarah Horton, Anthropology
Philip Joseph, English
Lisa Keranen, Communication
Marjorie Levine-Clark, History
Karen Lutfey, Public Health
Tess Jones, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Tony Robinson, Political Science
David Tracer, Public Health and Health and Behavioral Sciences
Amy Vidali, English
Greg Whitesides, History
Margaret Woodhull, Humanities
Sara Yeatman, Health and Behavioral Sciences


Health Humanities is an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor that highlights humanities and related social science approaches to medicine and health. The health humanities offer insight into the human condition as it pertains to the arts and sciences of healing and deepen understanding of disease and wellness, pain and suffering, personhood, the nature of death and dying, embodied experience, and the limits of technological knowledge. Attention to literature, history, philosophy, rhetoric, and the arts reveals 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 and interests.

· Premed students: Medical school admissions committees actively seek students with strong humanities and liberal arts backgrounds.

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.


Health Humanities Minor 

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