The interdisciplinary minor in medical humanities consists of 19 credit hours composed of a core of humanities courses in literature and philosophy, followed by student-selected electives in communication arts, religion and social sciences. Required core courses include Perspectives in Medical Humanities, Literature and Medicine, and Integrative Portfolio in Medical Humanities. Students also select one course from the following: Ethics, Law and Justice, Professional Ethics, Political Philosophy or Ethical Theory. Students then also choose three elective courses from a variety of approved courses within ONU humanities departments.
Students who choose to minor in medical humanities will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical issues from the perspective of the humanities, including literature and philosophy, as well as religion
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical issues from the perspective of the social sciences, including sociology and psychology, as well as communication arts
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge from various disciplines in relationship to medical issues, facilitating an integrated application of the perspectives