Ph.D. Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Medical Humanities and Health Studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI offers an interdisciplinary course of study drawn from the social science and humanities disciplines of liberal arts, as well as courses and participation of faculty from other schools. The knowledge accumulated from the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program provides students with the qualitative humanistic and socio-cultural perspectives on medicine and health care, in contrast to the clinical/objective approach traditionally taken in biomedicine.

Required Course (one course)

  • M501: The Human Condition

Elective Courses (choose three)

  • MHHS M504 Intro to Res Ethics
  • MHHS M520 Culture of Mental Illness
  • MHHS M592 Topics in Medical Humanities & Health Studies
  • MHHS M-598 Readings in Medical Humanities and Health Studies
  • PHIL P547 Foundations of Bioethics
  • PHIL P696 Topics in Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL P555 Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research
  • COMM C592 Advanced Health Communication
  • COMM C510 Health Provider-Consumer Communication
  • COMM C521 Family Communication in Health Contexts
  • COMM C591 Variable Topics in Health Communication
  • COMM C695 Seminar in Communication and Healthcare
  • SOC-R 585 Social Aspects Mental Health/Mental Illness
  • SOC R515 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC S610 Sociology of Health and Illness Behavior
  • SOC S526 Sociology of Human Sexuality
  • SOC 560 Topics in Medical Sociology
  • ANTH A 560 Topics in Medical Anthropology
  • ENG L 592 Literature and Medicine
  • HIST-H546 History of Science, Medicine and Technology

More Info

Contact Elizabeth A. Nelson, Graduate Program Director