Health Humanities Courses

The University offers many health humanities courses in the range of disciplines that contribute to the field. Courses regularly taught by Center and Center-affiliated faculty are in bold. The Center also hosts lectures in relation to courses being taught during a particular term. See Health Humanities Lecture Series and Healthcare and Religion Lecture Series, as well as lectures of the C. F. Reynolds History of Medicine Society.  

(Image: August Wilson Tribute Mural, by Kyle Holbrook and the MLK Community Murals Project)

 

Lower-level Undergraduate Courses

ANTH 0717

Magic, Witchcraft, and the Supernatural Body

CLASS 0618 or HAA 0018

Death in the Ancient World

CLASS 0650

Archaeology of the Body

CLASS 1810 Ancient Medicine

ECON 0220

Intro to Health Economics

ENGCMP 0535

Writing in the Health Science Professions

ENGFLM 0585 or FMST 0790

Technologies of the Body

ENGLIT 0541

Literature and Medicine

ENGLIT 0612

Literature and Science

ENGLIT 0630

Sexuality and Representation

ENGLIT 0648 Narrative and Graphic Perspectives in Health Humanities
ENGLIT 0670 Queer and Transgender Literature

ENGWT 0610

Intro to Journalism and Nonfiction

FR 0088

Ailing Bodies: Narratives of Health and Illness

GSWS 0100

Intro to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

GSWS 0400

Gender and Science

GSWS 0550

Sex and Sexualities

HIST 0709

History of Global Health

HPS 0427

Myth and Science

HPS 0515

Magic, Medicine, and Science

HPS 0612

Mind and Medicine

HPS 0613

Morality and Medicine

HPS 0623 Explanations of Humans and Society

NROSCI 0080

Brain and Behavior

NROSCI 0081

Drugs and Behavior

PHIL 0360

Introduction to Biomedical Ethics

PSY 0505

Introduction to Biopsychology

PUBHLT 0500 Ethical Issues in Public and Community Health

RELGST 0770

Science and Religion

SOC 0007

Social Problems

SOC 0436

Social Aspects of Sexuality

SOC 0444

Urban Sociology

SOC 0471

Deviance and Social Control

SOC 0473

Globalization and Health

SOC 0477

Medical Sociology

STAT 0800

Statistics in the Modern World

Upper-level Undergraduate Courses

AFRCNA 1710

African American Health Issues

AFRCNA 1903

Directed Reading

ANTH 1725

Social Health Issues in East Africa

ANTH 1761

Patients and Healers

ANTH 1793

Asian Medical Systems

BIOETH 1001

Ethics and Aging

BIOETH 1660

Philosophy of Medicine

BIOETH 1664

Bioethics

CLASS 1090/ HIST 1714/RELGST 1151

Death in the Mediterranean World

CLASS 1436 or RELGST 1150

Body and Society in Late Antiquity

COMMRC 1101

Evidence

COMMRC 1123

Rhetorical Criticism

COMMRC 1143

Knowledge, Power & Desire

ENGCMP 1102

The Language of Medicine

ENGCMP 1250

Public and Professional Writing: The Language of Medicine

ENGFLM 1671

Making the Documentary

ENGLIT 1015 Unruly Bodies

ENGLIT 1180

Humans, Animals, Machines in Victorian Literature

ENGWRT 1330

Intermediate Nonfiction

ENGWRT 1390

Readings in Contemporary Non-fiction

GSWS 1130

Gendered Bodies

GSWS 1140

Gender, Trauma, and Disability Studies

GSWS 1230

Gender and Medicine

HIST 1026

Sex in the Americas

HIST 1090

History of Medicine and Public Health

HIST 1091

Global Health History: Historical Perspective

HIST 1197

Black Death: Plague and History

HIST 1425

History of Medicine in China

HIST 1484 or RELGST 1554

Death and Beyond in the Buddhist Cultures

HIST 1725

Disease and Health in Modern Africa

HPS 1602 Race: History, Biology, Psychology, Philosophy

HPS 1623 or RELGST 1725

Death and the Healthcare Professions

HPS 1624 Development of Scientific Medicine
HPS 1625 Philosophy of Medicine

PHIL 1360

Biomedical Ethics

PSY 1110

Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality

PSY 1205

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 1215

Health Psychology

PSY 1230

Psychology of Death and Dying

PSY 1357

Psychology of Aging

PSY 1470

Cognition and the Brain

RELGST 1402

Health and Religion

RELGST 1405

Religion and Sexuality

RELGST 1558

Buddhism and Psychology

RELGST 1575

Law and Medicine in Asian Religions

RELGST 1725 Death and Healthcare Professions

RELGST 1726

Healing and Humanity

SOC 1324

Social Problems and Moral Crusades

SOC 1421 Body Politics: Technologies, Disability, Difference

SOC 1445

Society and Environment

SOC 1450

Health & Illness

SPAN 1323

Medical Spanish

Graduate Courses

BIOETH 2001

Ethics and Aging

BIOETH 2661

Theoretical Foundations of Applied Ethics

BIOETH 2658

Philosophy of Medicine

BIOETH 2664

Bioethics

HPS 2705 History of Medicine
HPS 2710 History of Psychiatry
HPS 2730 Philosophy of Medicine
HPS 2740 Philosophy of Psychiatry
HPS 2750 Philosophy of Epidemiology
HPS 2245 Eugenics and Social Darwinism
HPS 2725 History of Pubic Health
HPS 2785  History and Philosophy of Medicine
HPS 2790 Topics in History and Philosophy of Medicine
PHIL 2652 Philosophy of Psychiatry