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Medical Humanities, Minor

Why choose a Medical Humanities Minor at Saint Leo?

The Medical Humanities Minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of the field of Medical Humanities, including artistic, social, philosophical, and historical perspectives of medicine and illness. This minor complements related health-related areas of study such as Biology but also Sociology, English, Psychology, Social Work and other disciplines.

The Medical Humanities minor meets the needs of students entering a variety of health-related fields by training those whose jobs place them in direct contact with patients and clients. This could include graduate work or careers in pharmaceutical sales, healthcare administration, counseling, medical technology, non-profit organization, legal or policy-making arenas, community health organizations, as well as many other fields.

This Minor Comprises of the Following Courses

  Option 1 Option 2
Summer II MHU 201 – Foundations of Medical Humanities  
Fall I PHI 324 - Bioethics MHU 201 – Foundations of Medical Humanities
Fall II

SOC348 Medical Sociology

MHU 339 – Selected Topics in Medical Humanities

PHI 324 –Bioethics

MHU 339 – Selected Topics in Medical Humanities
Spring I PSY – 161 Introduction to Psychology SOC 348 Medical Sociology

PSY 161 Introduction to Psychology

Total credit hours in the Medical Humanities Minor (offered only at University Campus) would be 15 (5 x 3-credit Courses) and would consist of the following:

  • Core Courses
    Both of the following (6 credits):

    • MHU 201 – Foundations of Medical Humanities
    • PHI 324 – Bioethics
  • 3 courses from the following (9 credits total):
    • SOC 348 Medical Sociology
    • MHU 339 Selected Topics in Medical Humanities
    • IDS 425 Vincent Van Gogh’s World
    • MHU 315 Medicine and Embodiment
    • SOC 334 Sex and Gender

      Total Credits: 15
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