Medical Humanities (MHU)

Medical Humanities (MHU) Courses

MHU 2013. Introduction to Medical Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of the human aspects of medical practice as addressed through the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Examines concepts of illness and wellness as influenced by the study of history, psychology, cross-cultural variation, ethics, and aesthetics. Emphasis on systems of meaning, representation, reflective practice, and the dynamics of patient-provider interactions. Provides a history of the field of medical humanities and outlines current and future career paths. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 2023. Introduction to Pharmaceutical Technology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will provide students with instruction on the knowledge and skills relevant to pharmacy technicians. The course will prepare students to take either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 3013. Inequality, Intersectionality, and Healthcare. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce students to the ways in which healthcare can form the axis at which types of inequality intersect, with an emphasis on the ways in which healthcare practitioners and institutions can both perpetuate and ameliorate inequality. Students will gain a deeper theoretical understanding of the ways in which healthcare both reflects and shapes societal norms, especially surrounding race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, and poverty. The course may be a survey or it may have a more particular focus, e.g. mental health, hospitalization, the immune system. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 4813. Seminar in Medical Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MHU 2013. Examines current theories, critiques, and applied approaches in medical humanities. Reviews case studies exemplifying contrasting or competing definitions of health, wellness, illness, embodiment, disease, and disability. Sample topics include body image, diagnosis, narrative medicine, and professionalization. May be taught from different perspectives depending upon faculty expertise and interests. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MHU 2013, Medical Humanities major, and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 4931. Internship in Medical Humanities. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Supervised experience relevant to medical humanities within selected community organizations. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in Medical Humanities. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

MHU 4932. Internship in Medical Humanities. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Supervised experience relevant to medical humanities within selected community organizations. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in Medical Humanities. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

MHU 4933. Internship in Medical Humanities. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Supervised experience relevant to medical humanities within selected community organizations. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in Medical Humanities. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 4953. Special Topics in Medical Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.