Medical Humanities, Culture, and Society
Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences and the Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative offer a minor in Medical Humanities, Culture, and Society.
The interdisciplinary minor gives students the opportunity to examine the social, cultural, ethical, and historical facets of health and disease across areas such as history of medicine and public health, literature and medicine, bioethics, medical anthropology and sociology, and visual and performing arts. The global impact of health is more central than ever, and developing such innovative, collaborative, and equitable approaches is of vital importance across the academy, professions, and our communities.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR:
The minor requires 18 total credits / six total courses (three core courses and three electives), and is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in the field and research expertise. Up to 3 credits can be fulfilled by 1-credit courses. Students will be able to use courses from other programs and departments to satisfy the minor’s elective requirements; this list grows each semester, and we welcome new submissions.
- Introduction to Medical Humanities (MHUM 1101)
- Methods in Medical Humanities (MHUM 2202)
- Senior Capstone Seminar in Medical Humanities (MHUM 4960)
Students will be able to use courses from other programs and departments to satisfy the minor’s elective requirements; this list grows each semester, and we will continue to add to it. View a representative sample via the Course Offerings section on the Medical Humanities website.