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The distance between natural sciences and the humanities can seem insurmountable. The proposed concentration aims to counteract that illusion by explicitly combining natural sciences and humanities content and approaches within a single curriculum. The fields of medical humanities and health humanities have existed since the 1960s. They can be defined as using the approaches of the humanities to interpret science and medicine and using the approaches of science and medicine to interpret literature and the arts. The aim is to bridge the apparent gulf between science and experience.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

M.I.S. Requirements
13 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 501 - Humanities Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 502 - Social Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 503 - Natural Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 510 - Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (4 credit hours)

Concentration Requirements
15 credit hours

Required

  • IDIS-D 511 / PHIL-P 393 - Bioethics
  • IDIS-D 512 / PSY-P 303 - Health Psychology
  • IDIS-D 512 / SOC-S 314 - Sociology of Health & Medicine

Select two of the following

  • IDIS-D 512 / EDUC-Q 550 - Science, Technology, and Society for a Changing World
  • IDIS-D 511 / ENG-L 373 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to English and American Literature
  • IDIS-D 511 / ENG-L 378 - Studies in Women and Literature
  • IDIS-D 503 - Science and Science Fiction
  • IDIS-D 503 - Science and Philosophy of Yoga
  • IDIS-D 503 - Evolutionary Psychology
  • IDIS-D 513 / NURS-K 301 - Arts & Sciences of Complementary Therapies
  • IDIS-D 512 / PSY-P 305 - Psychology and Cultures

Thesis Requirement
6 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 601 - Graduate Project/Thesis
  • IDIS-D 602 - Graduate Project/Thesis

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