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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Humanities


Advisors:

Denver Campus: Associate Professor Amy Vidali
Telephone: 303-556-4765
E-mail: amy.vidali@ucdenver.edu
Location: Dept. of English, NC 4022-B

AMC Campus: Professor Tess Jones
Telephone: 303-724-3995
E-mail: therese.jones@ucdenver.edu
Location: Center for Bioethics and Humanities 

Associated Faculty:
Peter Anthamatten, Geography and Environmental Sciences
Nancy Ciccone, English
Teresa Cooney, Sociology
Greg Cronin, Integrative Biology
Colleen Donnelly, English
Joseph Gall, School of Medicine
Charlie Ferguson, Integrative Biology, Advisor for Health Careers
Gabriel Finkelstein, History
Rachel Harding, Ethnic Studies
Marilynn Hitchens, History
Sarah Horton, Anthropology
Philip Joseph, English
Lisa Keranen, Communication
Karen Knaus, Chemistry
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.

 Click here  for information about the Health Humanities Minor.