Interdisciplinary School for Engagement in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Interdisciplinary School for Engagement in Humanities and Social Sciences offers two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees, one in Medical Humanities and another in Film and Media Studies. The school also offers five minors in Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Media and Medicine, Medical Humanities, and Museum Studies.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Media Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Film and Media Studies combines training in film and media production with study in history and theory. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the 120 total semester credit hours must be at the upper-division level. ​All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Film and Media Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. 

Students should take HUM 2053 History of Film to satisfy the Creative Arts core requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Introduction and Strategies (core component area 090)3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning (core component area 090)3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities (core component area 090)3
AIS 1233AIS: Business (core component area 090)3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences (core component area 090)3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education (core component area 090)3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences (core component area 090)3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy (core component area 090)3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (TCCN: ENGL 1301)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (TCCN: ENGL 1302)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications (TCCN: MATH 1314)3
MAT 1043Quantitative Reasoning (TCCN: MATH 1332)3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business (TCCN: MATH 1324)3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (TCCN: MATH 1314)3
MAT 1093Precalculus (TCCN: MATH 2312)3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business (TCCN: MATH 1325)3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences (TCCN: MATH 2313)3
MAT 1213Calculus I (TCCN: MATH 2313)3
STA 1053Basic Statistics (TCCN: MATH 1342)3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology (TCCN: ANTH 2301)3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy (TCCN: ASTR 1303)3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System (TCCN: ASTR 1304)3
BIO 1203Biosciences I for Science Majors (TCCN: BIOL 1306)3
BIO 1223Biosciences II for Science Majors (TCCN: BIOL 1307)3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I (TCCN: BIOL 1308)3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II (TCCN: BIOL 1309)3
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
ES 1113Environmental Botany (TCCN: BIOL 1311)3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology (TCCN: BIOL 1313)3
ES 1213Environmental Geology (TCCN: GEOL 1305)3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I (TCCN: ENVR 1301)3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II (TCCN: ENVR 1302)3
GEO 1013The Third Planet (TCCN: GEOL 1301)3
GEO 1033Geology of North American National Parks (TCCN: GEOL 1302)3
GEO 1123Life Through Time (TCCN: GEOL 1304)3
GES 2613Intro to Physical Geography (TCCN: GEOG 1301)3
NDT 2043Introduction to Nutritional Sciences3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (TCCN: PHYS 2325)3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (TCCN: PHYS 2326)3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment (TCCN: ARCH 1311)3
ARC 2423History of Architecture II (TCCN: ARCH 1302)3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I (TCCN: CHIN 1411)4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
COM 2313Introduction to Media Studies3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I (TCCN: ENGL 2332)3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II (TCCN: ENGL 2333)3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures (TCCN: HUMA 2323)3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature (TCCN: ENGL 2341)3
ENG 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I (TCCN: FREN 1411)4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I (TCCN: GERM 1411)4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regions & Global Change (TCCN: GEOG 1303)3
GLA 1013US in Global Context3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century (TCCN: HIST 2321)3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century (TCCN: HIST 2322)3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions (TCCN: PHIL 1304)3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I (TCCN: ITAL 1411)4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I (TCCN: JAPN 1411)4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I (TCCN: LATI 1411)4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicana/x/o Studies (TCCN: HUMA 1305)3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking (TCCN: PHIL 2303)3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems (TCCN: PHIL 1301)3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (TCCN: PHIL 2316)3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2093Philosophy of The Americas3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I (TCCN: RUSS 1411)4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I (TCCN: SPAN 1411)4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Art History: Prehistory-1350 (TCCN: ARTS 1303)3
AHC 1123Art History: 1350-Present (TCCN: ARTS 1304)3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I (TCCN: ARCH 1301)3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts (TCCN: ARTS 1301)3
ART 1113Image Culture3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (TCCN: HUMA 1311)3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance (TCCN: DANC 2303)3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I (TCCN: HUMA 1301)3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II (TCCN: HUMA 1302)3
HUM 2053History of Film (TCCN: HUMA 1315)3
MAS 2023Latina/x/o Cultural Expressions (TCCN: HUMA 1311)3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2633American Roots Music (TCCN: MUSI 1310)3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz (TCCN: MUSI 1310)3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Popular Music (TCCN: MUSI 1310)3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music (TCCN: MUSI 1306)3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
MUS 2733History of the American Musical Theater3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (TCCN: HIST 1301)3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present (TCCN: HIST 1302)3
HIS 2053Texas History (TCCN: HIST 2301)3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (TCCN: GOVT 2305)3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society (TCCN: GOVT 2306)3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America (TCCN: GOVT 2306)3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology (TCCN: ANTH 2346)3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology (TCCN: ANTH 2302)3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (TCCN: ANTH 2351)3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society (TCCN: ANTH 2351)3
BBL 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences (TCCN: ANTH 2351)3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System (TCCN: CRIJ 1301)3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues (TCCN: ECON 1301)3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (TCCN: ECON 2302)3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
ES 1003Survey Topics in Environmental Studies3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography: People, Place, Culture (TCCN: GEOG 1302)3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health (TCCN: PHED 1304)3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
KIN 2123Exercise as Medicine (TCCN: KINE 1338)3
NDRB 1033Drugs and Society (TCCN: PHED 1346)3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology (TCCN: PSYC 2301)3
REGS 2003Intersectional Approaches to Social Justice3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology (TCCN: SOCI 1301)3
SOC 2013Social Problems (TCCN: SOCI 1306)3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use (TCCN: SOCI 2340)3
SWK 1013Introduction to Social Work3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking (core component area 091, TCCN: SPCH 1315)3
EGR 1403Technical Communication (core component area 091)3
ENG 2413Technical Writing (core component area 091, TCCN: ENGL 2311)3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy in American Society (core component area 097)3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic (core component area 092, TCCN: PHIL 2303)3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Foundation Courses9
Students must take the following 9 semester credit hours:
History of Film
Introduction to Film/Media
Film Theory
B. Production Core Courses9
Students must take the following 9 semester credit hours:
Basics of Screenwriting
Digital Video Production
Digital Video Practicum
C. Capstone Course3
Senior Seminar
Film/Media Production Capstone
D. History/Theory Electives6
Students must take 6 semester credit hours from the following options:
Media, Power, and Public Culture
Ethnographic Film
The Foreign Film
Revealing Geography through Film and Pop Culture
History in the Cinema
American Film
Topics in Digital Humanities
Film Genres and Movements
Major Filmmaker
Race, Ethnicity, and Film
Gender, Sexuality, and Film
Antiquity on Film
Film and Medicine
Documentary Film
Latinx Film
Literature into Film
Narrative Structures across Media
Topics in Popular Culture
Special Studies
Film Studies
Politics in Film
Film of the Spanish-speaking World
E. Production Electives12
Students must take 12 semester credit hours from the following options:
New Media: Basic
Photography: Intermediate
Studio Art Problems
New Media: Advanced
Digital Media Production I
Digital Media Production II
Game Programming
Game Development
Introduction to Nonfiction Filmmaking
Topics in Film/Media Production
Acting for the Screen
Screenwriting Workshop
Topics in Screenwriting
Lighting and Cinematography
Sound for Film/Media
Editing for Film/Media
Directing for Film/Media
Audio Technology I
Audio Technology II
Film and Game Music
Audio Technology III
Multimedia Production
F. Free Electives42
All candidates for this degree must complete 42 semester hours of free electives, at least 18 of which must be at the upper-division level. Within these hours, Film and Media students are strongly encouraged to pursue a film/media internship (HUM 4811, HUM 4812, or HUM 4813).
Total Credit Hours81

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Film and Media Studies

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Film and Media Studies degree requirements. This is merely a guide, and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Film and Media Studies – Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
HUM 2653 Introduction to Film/Media 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
HUM 2043 Basics of Screenwriting 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
HUM 2053 History of Film (major and core) 3
HUM 3503 Film Theory 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Mathematics Core 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
MES 3333 Digital Video Production 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core 3
American History Core 3
Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
History/Theory Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
American History Core 3
Production Elective 3
Production Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Component Area Option 3
History/Theory Elective 3
Production Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MES 4333 Digital Video Practicum 3
Production Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
HUM 4973
Senior Seminar (Capstone)
or Film/Media Production Capstone
3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree drawing upon the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts disciplines to prepare students for careers in medicine and health within a competency-based framework that promotes the interpretation of human factors associated with illness and wellness. 

Led by world-class faculty, this program is committed to building a diverse healthcare workforce engaged in the values of transculturalism, translingualism, diversity, inclusion, and empathy in healthcare settings and beyond.

The degree offers three concentrations:

The Pre-Medicine Concentration meets typical application requirements for American medical and dental schools.

The Health Careers Concentration prepares graduates for a wide variety of health-related careers.

The Pre-Advanced Practice Provider Concentration prepares graduates for master's level health careers.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. 

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Medical Humanities (including all concentrations) must complete the COLFA Second Language Experience. General requirements are listed on the College of Liberal and Fine Arts page of this Undergraduate Catalog. B.A. in Medical Humanities students may also fulfill the requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Completing the first two semesters of a second language or equivalent plus internship in healthcare and community settings that use a second language.
  • Completing the first two semesters of a foreign language or equivalent plus MHU 3043 Language, Culture and the Self.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Medical Humanities must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Introduction and Strategies (core component area 090)3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning (core component area 090)3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities (core component area 090)3
AIS 1233AIS: Business (core component area 090)3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences (core component area 090)3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education (core component area 090)3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences (core component area 090)3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy (core component area 090)3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (TCCN: ENGL 1301)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (TCCN: ENGL 1302)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications (TCCN: MATH 1314)3
MAT 1043Quantitative Reasoning (TCCN: MATH 1332)3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business (TCCN: MATH 1324)3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (TCCN: MATH 1314)3
MAT 1093Precalculus (TCCN: MATH 2312)3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business (TCCN: MATH 1325)3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences (TCCN: MATH 2313)3
MAT 1213Calculus I (TCCN: MATH 2313)3
STA 1053Basic Statistics (TCCN: MATH 1342)3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology (TCCN: ANTH 2301)3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy (TCCN: ASTR 1303)3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System (TCCN: ASTR 1304)3
BIO 1203Biosciences I for Science Majors (TCCN: BIOL 1306)3
BIO 1223Biosciences II for Science Majors (TCCN: BIOL 1307)3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I (TCCN: BIOL 1308)3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II (TCCN: BIOL 1309)3
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
ES 1113Environmental Botany (TCCN: BIOL 1311)3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology (TCCN: BIOL 1313)3
ES 1213Environmental Geology (TCCN: GEOL 1305)3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I (TCCN: ENVR 1301)3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II (TCCN: ENVR 1302)3
GEO 1013The Third Planet (TCCN: GEOL 1301)3
GEO 1033Geology of North American National Parks (TCCN: GEOL 1302)3
GEO 1123Life Through Time (TCCN: GEOL 1304)3
GES 2613Intro to Physical Geography (TCCN: GEOG 1301)3
NDT 2043Introduction to Nutritional Sciences3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (TCCN: PHYS 2325)3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (TCCN: PHYS 2326)3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment (TCCN: ARCH 1311)3
ARC 2423History of Architecture II (TCCN: ARCH 1302)3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I (TCCN: CHIN 1411)4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
COM 2313Introduction to Media Studies3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I (TCCN: ENGL 2332)3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II (TCCN: ENGL 2333)3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures (TCCN: HUMA 2323)3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature (TCCN: ENGL 2341)3
ENG 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I (TCCN: FREN 1411)4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I (TCCN: GERM 1411)4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regions & Global Change (TCCN: GEOG 1303)3
GLA 1013US in Global Context3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century (TCCN: HIST 2321)3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century (TCCN: HIST 2322)3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions (TCCN: PHIL 1304)3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I (TCCN: ITAL 1411)4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I (TCCN: JAPN 1411)4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I (TCCN: LATI 1411)4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicana/x/o Studies (TCCN: HUMA 1305)3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking (TCCN: PHIL 2303)3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems (TCCN: PHIL 1301)3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (TCCN: PHIL 2316)3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2093Philosophy of The Americas3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I (TCCN: RUSS 1411)4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I (TCCN: SPAN 1411)4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Art History: Prehistory-1350 (TCCN: ARTS 1303)3
AHC 1123Art History: 1350-Present (TCCN: ARTS 1304)3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I (TCCN: ARCH 1301)3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts (TCCN: ARTS 1301)3
ART 1113Image Culture3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions (TCCN: HUMA 1311)3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance (TCCN: DANC 2303)3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I (TCCN: HUMA 1301)3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II (TCCN: HUMA 1302)3
HUM 2053History of Film (TCCN: HUMA 1315)3
MAS 2023Latina/x/o Cultural Expressions (TCCN: HUMA 1311)3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2633American Roots Music (TCCN: MUSI 1310)3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz (TCCN: MUSI 1310)3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Popular Music (TCCN: MUSI 1310)3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music (TCCN: MUSI 1306)3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
MUS 2733History of the American Musical Theater3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (TCCN: HIST 1301)3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present (TCCN: HIST 1302)3
HIS 2053Texas History (TCCN: HIST 2301)3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (TCCN: GOVT 2305)3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society (TCCN: GOVT 2306)3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America (TCCN: GOVT 2306)3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology (TCCN: ANTH 2346)3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology (TCCN: ANTH 2302)3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (TCCN: ANTH 2351)3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society (TCCN: ANTH 2351)3
BBL 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences (TCCN: ANTH 2351)3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System (TCCN: CRIJ 1301)3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues (TCCN: ECON 1301)3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (TCCN: ECON 2302)3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
ES 1003Survey Topics in Environmental Studies3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography: People, Place, Culture (TCCN: GEOG 1302)3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health (TCCN: PHED 1304)3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
KIN 2123Exercise as Medicine (TCCN: KINE 1338)3
NDRB 1033Drugs and Society (TCCN: PHED 1346)3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology (TCCN: PSYC 2301)3
REGS 2003Intersectional Approaches to Social Justice3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology (TCCN: SOCI 1301)3
SOC 2013Social Problems (TCCN: SOCI 1306)3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use (TCCN: SOCI 2340)3
SWK 1013Introduction to Social Work3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking (core component area 091, TCCN: SPCH 1315)3
EGR 1403Technical Communication (core component area 091)3
ENG 2413Technical Writing (core component area 091, TCCN: ENGL 2311)3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy in American Society (core component area 097)3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic (core component area 092, TCCN: PHIL 2303)3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Pre-Medicine Concentration

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in science and mathematics47
Biosciences I for Science Majors
and Biosciences I Laboratory for Science Majors (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Biosciences II for Science Majors
and Biosciences II Laboratory for Science Majors (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Genetics
Biochemistry I
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Microbiology
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
Basic Statistics (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Statistics for Psychology
B. Required courses in medical humanities6
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
C. Social and behavioral sciences electives
15 semester credit hours of electives in social and behavioral sciences, 9 of which must be upper-division, and 3 from the Core Curriculum, chosen from the following:15
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Language, Thought, and Culture (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Anthropology of Care
Curing and Killing: The Anthropology of Shamanism
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Archaeologies of Death
Food, Drink, and Drugs: Consumption in the Ancient World
Genes, Health, and Ancestry
Anthropology of Age and Aging
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Medical Geography
Honors Seminar in Arts & Humanities (Title: Becoming Human)
Introduction to Community and Public Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Personal Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Global Health
Health Care System
Health Policy, Law and Ethics
Drugs and Society
Introduction to Psychology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Statistics for Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Motivation and Emotion
Developmental Psychopathology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Stress and Coping
Introduction to Sociology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Health and Social Services Professions
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Health in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Disability and Society
Health Disparities
D. Arts and humanities electives
15 additional semester credit hours of electives in arts and humanities, 9 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the Core Curriculum (selected from a different component area than above), chosen from MHU classes and from the following:15
Art History: Prehistory-1350 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Art History: 1350-Present (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Topics in Art History and Criticism
Introduction to Visual Arts (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
The Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms
Science, Medicine, and Technology in Antiquity
Cultural Issues in Mediterranean Antiquity
Introduction to Health Communication
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Topics in World Cultures (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Modern Dance I
Technical Writing (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Advanced Professional Writing
History of Science
History of Medicine
History of Technology
Honors Seminar in the Sciences
Introduction to the Humanities I (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Introduction to the Humanities II (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
World Religions
History of Ideas
Gender, Sexuality, and Film
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Music in Health
Critical Thinking (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Introductory Logic (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Contemporary Moral Issues (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
Race and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting
Translation and Interpreting for the Language Specialist
Interpreting in Medical Settings
Advanced Practice in Healthcare Interpreting
Internship and Independent Study courses in the participating disciplines may also be applied to satisfy this requirement when the approved coursework is preparatory to careers in medicine and health. Students are encouraged to include independent studies and internships in their degree plans, but only 6 hours of independent study or internship will apply to the degree.
E. Free electives
13 semester credit hours of free electives, 9 of which must be upper division13
Total Credit Hours96

Note: Any Core Curriculum course may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option requirement.

Medical Humanities majors are encouraged to study one or more ancient or modern languages other than English through elective coursework.

Health Careers Concentration

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in science and mathematics25
Biosciences I for Science Majors
and Biosciences I Laboratory for Science Majors (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Biosciences II for Science Majors
and Biosciences II Laboratory for Science Majors (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Genetics
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
Basic Statistics (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Statistics for Psychology
B. Required courses in medical humanities6
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
C. Social and behavioral sciences electives
21 semester credit hours in social and behavioral sciences, 12 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the Core Curriculum, chosen from the following:21
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Language, Thought, and Culture (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Anthropology of Care
Curing and Killing: The Anthropology of Shamanism
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Archaeologies of Death
Food, Drink, and Drugs: Consumption in the Ancient World
Anthropology of Age and Aging
Genes, Health, and Ancestry
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Medical Geography
Honors Seminar in Arts & Humanities (Title: Becoming Human)
Introduction to Community and Public Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Personal Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Global Health
Health Care System
Health Policy, Law and Ethics
Drugs and Society
Introduction to Psychology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Statistics for Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Motivation and Emotion
Developmental Psychopathology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Stress and Coping
Introduction to Sociology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Health and Social Services Professions
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Health in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Disability and Society
Health Disparities
D. Arts and humanities electives
21 additional semester credit hours in arts and humanities, 12 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the Core Curriculum (selected from a different component area than above), chosen from MHU classes and from the following:21
Art History: Prehistory-1350 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Art History: 1350-Present (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Topics in Art History and Criticism
Introduction to Visual Arts (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
The Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms
Science, Medicine, and Technology in Antiquity
Cultural Issues in Mediterranean Antiquity
Topics in World Cultures (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Introduction to Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Modern Dance I
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Advanced Behavior Analysis
Technical Writing (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Advanced Professional Writing
History of Science
History of Technology
History of Medicine
Honors Seminar in the Sciences
Introduction to the Humanities I (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Introduction to the Humanities II (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
World Religions
History of Ideas
Gender, Sexuality, and Film
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Music in Health
Critical Thinking (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Introductory Logic (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Contemporary Moral Issues (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Mind
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
Philosophy of Science
Race and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting
Translation and Interpreting for the Language Specialist
Interpreting in Medical Settings
Advanced Practice in Healthcare Interpreting
E. Single language other than English
6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
F. Free electives
12 semester credit hours of upper-division free electives12
Total Credit Hours91

Note: Any Core Curriculum course may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option requirement. 

Pre-Advanced Practice Provider Concentration

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in science and mathematics12
Contemporary Biology I (either course satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Biosciences I for Science Majors
Basic Statistics (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
B. Science and math electives24
24 semester credit hours chosen from the following:
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
Biosciences I for Science Majors
Biosciences II for Science Majors
and Biosciences II Laboratory for Science Majors (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Nutrition
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
Genetics
Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
Elementary Organic and Biochemistry
Basic Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
College Algebra with Applications
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
Some of the courses listed in this section require other courses in this section as prerequisites.
C. Social and behavioral sciences electives18
18 semester credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division, chosen from the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Language, Thought, and Culture (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Anthropology of Care
Curing and Killing: The Anthropology of Shamanism
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Archaeologies of Death
Food, Drink, and Drugs: Consumption in the Ancient World
Genes, Health, and Ancestry
Anthropology of Age and Aging
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Medical Geography
Honors Seminar in Arts & Humanities
Introduction to Community and Public Health (maybe used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Personal Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Global Health
Health Care System
Health Policy, Law and Ethics
Drugs and Society
Introduction to Psychology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Statistics for Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Motivation and Emotion
Developmental Psychopathology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Stress and Coping
Introduction to Sociology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Health and Social Services Professions
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Health in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Disability and Society
Health Disparities
D. Arts and humanities electives18
18 semester credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division, chosen from MHU classes and from the following:
Art History: Prehistory-1350 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Art History: 1350-Present (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Topics in Art History and Criticism
Introduction to Visual Arts (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
The Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms
Science, Medicine, and Technology in Antiquity
Cultural Issues in Mediterranean Antiquity
Introduction to Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Topics in World Cultures
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Modern Dance I
Technical Writing (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Advanced Professional Writing
History of Science
History of Technology
History of Medicine
Honors Seminar in the Sciences
Introduction to the Humanities I (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Introduction to the Humanities II (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
World Religions
History of Ideas
Gender, Sexuality, and Film
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Music in Health
Critical Thinking (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Introductory Logic (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Contemporary Moral Issues (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
Race and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting
Translation and Interpreting for the Language Specialist
Interpreting in Medical Settings
Advanced Practice in Healthcare Interpreting
Internship and Independent Study courses in the participating disciplines may also be used to satisfy this requirement when the approved coursework is preparatory to careers in medicine and health. Students are encouraged to include independent studies and internships in their degree plans, but only 6 hours of independent study or internship will apply to the degree.
E. Free electives18
Total Credit Hours90

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Medical Humanities

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Medical Humanities degree requirements. This is merely a guide, and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Medical Humanities with a Pre-Medicine Concentration – Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Free elective (CHE 1073 if needed) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1203
BIO 1201
Biosciences I for Science Majors
and Biosciences I Laboratory for Science Majors (core and major)
4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Creative Arts (core) (Arts & Humanities elective) 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1223
BIO 1221
Biosciences II for Science Majors
and Biosciences II Laboratory for Science Majors (core and major)
4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core (Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIO 2313 Genetics 3
CHE 2603
CHE 2612
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
American History (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
CHE 3643 Organic Chemistry II 3
MMI 3713 Microbiology 3
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
4
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
BCH 3313 Biochemistry I 3
PHY 1623
PHY 1631
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
4
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture (core) 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120

B.A. in Medical Humanities with a Health Careers Concentration – Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Free elective (CHE 1073 if needed) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Creative Arts core (Arts & Humanities elective) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1203
BIO 1201
Biosciences I for Science Majors
and Biosciences I Laboratory for Science Majors (core and major)
4
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences core (Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
 Credit Hours13-14
Spring
BIO 1223
BIO 1221
Biosciences II for Science Majors
and Biosciences II Laboratory for Science Majors (core and major)
4
American History (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Third Year
Fall
BIO 2313 Genetics 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
4
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture (core) 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities 3
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 0-2
 Credit Hours14-12
 Total Credit Hours120

B.A. in Medical Humanities with a Pre-Advanced Practice Provider Concentration – Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1203
BIO 1201
Biosciences I for Science Majors
and Biosciences I Laboratory for Science Majors (core and major)
4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
PSY 1013 Introduction to Psychology (core and major - Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Free elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1223
BIO 1221
Biosciences II for Science Majors
and Biosciences II Laboratory for Science Majors (core and major)
4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
American History (core) 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (core) 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
BIO 2313 Genetics 3
CHE 2603
CHE 2612
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Arts & Humanities elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
MMI 3713
MMI 3722
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
5
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Creative Arts (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
American History (core) 3
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 2
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours120

Minor in Film Studies

The Minor in Film Studies provides a broad, interdisciplinary approach to film analysis and criticism, history of cinema, film production, and the uses of film in the fine arts, humanities, and social science disciplines.

All students pursuing a Minor in Film Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours from among the following courses, at least six hours of which must be upper division:18
Media, Power, and Public Culture
Ethnographic Film
The Foreign Film
History in the Cinema
Basics of Screenwriting
History of Film
American Film
Film Genres and Movements
Major Filmmaker
Race, Ethnicity, and Film
Gender, Sexuality, and Film
Antiquity on Film
Film and Medicine
Literature into Film
Screenwriting Workshop
Internship in Film/Media
Internship in Film/Media
Internship in Film/Media
Film Studies
Digital Video Production
Digital Video Practicum
Music and Film
Politics in Film
Literature and Film
Anthropology Goes to the Movies
Revealing Geography through Film and Pop Culture
Introduction to Nonfiction Filmmaking
Documentary Film
Latinx Film
Film Theory
Lighting and Cinematography
Sound for Film/Media
Editing for Film/Media
Directing for Film/Media
The following topics courses may also be applied toward the 18-hour requirement when they examine film or cinema:
Topics in American Culture
Topics in Art History and Criticism
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Studio Art Problems
Special Studies in English
Topics in French Culture and Linguistics
Topics in German Culture and Linguistics
Topics in Popular Culture
Special Studies
Senior Seminar
Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Other courses that include a focus on film or cinema may be proposed as substitutions in satisfying requirements for the minor.
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Film Studies, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their advisor.

Minor in Latin American Studies

Latin America is one of the most dynamic regions of the world, encompassing Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Minor in Latin American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the political, cultural, historical, economic, and societal processes and systems of this region. Considering its multidisciplinary nature, the minor draws on courses from different disciplines like History, Anthropology, Political Sciences, Modern Languages, and Art History, among many others.

All students pursuing a minor In Latin American Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours. In order to promote a multidisciplinary education, COLFA students must take at least 6 credit hours outside their major. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in Spanish language courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, participate in an International Education program (or study abroad) in Latin America, and take advantage of a variety of internship opportunities.

Students must choose 18 semester credit hours from the following courses. Students must take at least 6 of these credit hours outside of their major. In addition to the courses outlined below, study abroad programs and courses taken as a part of an international education program in Latin America also qualify for the minor.

Anthropology
ANT 3273Civilizations of Mexico3
ANT 3303Nature and Culture in Greater Amazonia3
ANT 3253Archaeology of South America3
ANT 3303Nature and Culture in Greater Amazonia3
ANT 3403Field Course in Archaeology (when topic includes Latin American content)3
Art/Art History
AHC 4333Topics in Art History and Criticism (topics with Latin American content are offered every semester)3
AHC 4423Arts of Ancient Mesoamerica3
AHC 4523Latin American Art3
Geography/Global Affairs/Political Science
GES 3123Geography of Latin America3
GES 3143Geography of Mexico3
GLA 3393Latin American Politics3
or POL 3393 Latin American Politics
GLA 3453Politics of Mexico3
or POL 3453 Politics of Mexico
GLA 3473Latin America in the World3
or POL 3473 Latin America in the World
GLA 3593Topics in Latin American Security3
or POL 3593 Topics in Latin American Security
History
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 3033The Spanish and Mexican Borderlands3
HIS 3123Colonial Texas under Spanish and Mexican Rule to 18363
HIS 3293Imperial Spain3
HIS 3303History of Mexico3
HIS 3313History of U.S. Relations with Latin America3
HIS 3353Latin America Since Independence3
HIS 3363History of Cuba3
HIS 3373Revolution in Latin America3
HIS 3393Women in Mexican History3
HIS 3403Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America3
HIS 3803History in the Cinema (when topic includes Latin American content)3
HIS 3983Women and Gender in Latin America3
HIS 4953Special Studies in History (when topic includes Latin American content)3
Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
SPN 3163Oral and Written Expression for the Professions 3
SPN 3233Border and US Latina/o/x Cultures and Literatures in Spanish3
SPN 3433Literatures of the Spanish-speaking World3
SPN 3533Film of the Spanish-speaking World3
SPN 3633Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World3
SPN 4133Illness Narratives of Latin America3
SPN 4153Community Service-Learning for Spanish Learners3
SPN 4203Topics in Hispanic Literatures3
SPN 4303Topics in Hispanic Cultures3
SPN 4603Topics in Borderlands Cultures and Literatures 3
SPN 4703Topics in Hispanic-Latin American-Latina/o/x-Borderlands Digital Humanities3
Music
MUS 2243World Music in Society (emphasis in Latin American music)3
Spanish
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 1024Elementary Spanish II4
SPN 2013Intermediate Spanish I3
SPN 2023Intermediate Spanish II3
Courses outside COLFA
Classes from other colleges that have Latin American content may be substituted for any of the elective courses listed above, up to a maximum of 9 semester credit hours.

To declare a Minor in Latin American Studies, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Minor in Media and Medicine

The Minor in Media and Medicine trains students in the production and critical consumption of media depictions of health, medicine, disease, disorder, and related matters. The minor also offers coursework related to the use of media in medical treatment, training, and translation.

All students pursuing the Media and Medicine minor must complete 18 credit hours.

A. Required courses6
Film and Medicine
Introduction to Medical Humanities
B. Choose two from the following6
Introduction to Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Digital Media Production I
Digital Media Production II
Game Programming
Game Development
Basics of Screenwriting
History of Film
Documentary Film
Narrative Structures across Media
Introduction to Nonfiction Filmmaking
Topics in Popular Culture
Screenwriting Workshop
Special Studies
Digital Video Production
Digital Video Practicum
C. Choose two from the following6
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Media, Power, and Public Culture
Medical Geography
History of Medicine
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Global Health
Health Care System
Humanistic Approaches to STEM
Data, Medicine, and Technology
Inequality and Health
Mental Health Ethics on the Borders
Seminar in Medical Humanities
Special Topics in Medical Humanities
Psychology of Health
Medical Sociology
Health Disparities
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Interpreting in Medical Settings
Advanced Practice in Healthcare Interpreting
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Medical Humanities

The Minor in Medical Humanities trains students in the humanistic components of medical research and practice. Students develop skills to solve complex ethical and social issues in medical research and practice.

All students pursuing the minor in Medical Humanities must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Required Courses6
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
B. Electives12
Choose at least one of the following:
Data, Medicine, and Technology
Inequality and Health
Epidemics in History: Black Death to COVID-19
Mental Health Ethics on the Borders
Language, Culture and the Self
Special Topics in Medical Humanities (may be taken more than once if course titles differ significantly)
Choose any three of the following Arts and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences electives:
Arts and Humanities Electives:
The Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms
Introduction to Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Health Communication Practicum
History of Medicine
Introduction to the Humanities I
Gender, Sexuality, and Film
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Critical Thinking
Introductory Logic
Contemporary Moral Issues
Biomedical Ethics
Race and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Interpreting in Medical Settings
Advanced Practice in Healthcare Interpreting
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives:
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Genes, Health, and Ancestry
Medical Geography
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Personal Health
Global Health
Health Care System
Drugs and Society
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Social Context of Drug Use
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Health Disparities
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Museum Studies

The Minor in Museum Studies provides students, through theoretical and practical training in the display and interpretation of exhibited objects, opportunities to develop an interdisciplinary relationship with the arts, material culture, cultural production, cultural history, and natural history. This minor also provides undergraduates with the opportunity to undertake systematic coursework that emphasizes both conceptual and applied approaches in the museum field, coupled with work in language and writing skills.

All students pursuing a Minor in Museum Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours:

A. Required Courses:6
Fundamentals of Museum Studies
Museum Internship
B. Elective Courses:12
Choose 12 additional semester credit hours from the following courses:
Contemporary Art
Topics in Art History and Criticism (Histories of Display)
Folklore and Folklife
The Ethnographic Experience
Museum Studies in Anthropology
Anthropology of Material Culture
Media, Power, and Public Culture
Ethnographic Film
B.A. Senior Seminar
Internship in the Visual Arts
B.F.A. Senior Seminar and Project
Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
Cultural Issues in Mediterranean Antiquity
Advanced Professional Writing
History of San Antonio
History and the Public
Digital Video Production
Digital Video Practicum
Independent Study in Museum Studies
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Audio Technology I
Audio Technology II
Culture and Society
Topics in Sociology (Multimedia Applications in Sociology)
Total Credit Hours18

Media Studies (MES) Courses

MES 3113. Film Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. Advanced analysis of selected films according to genre, director, or national cinema. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27; MM01 $7; STLF $18.48; DL01 $75.

MES 3333. Digital Video Production. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. Theory and practice of digital video production. Writing a storyboard, shooting a story, and editing using professional equipment. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48.

MES 4333. Digital Video Practicum. (3-2) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MES 3333 or consent of instructor. Advanced digital video production. Specialized short video projects. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48.

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 $10.27; STLF $18.48.

MHU 2033. Data, Medicine, and Technology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the ethical and epistemic issues emerging from the use of data and technology in medical contexts. Topics covered include the applications of artificial intelligence technology in medicine and healthcare, the promises and perils of technology in medicine, and the role humanism plays in navigating the demands of science, technology, and ethics in medicine. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27.

MHU 3013. Inequality and Health. (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 $10.27; STLF $18.48.

MHU 3023. Epidemics in History: Black Death to COVID-19. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the social and cultural history of epidemics from the Black Death plague pandemic of the fourteenth century to the COVID-19 pandemic in the present. By exploring a series of case studies, it considers the short- and long-term ramifications of public health crises across time and geographic space. This course provides the analytical skills necessary to evaluate better the place of disease and medicine in modern culture. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27.

MHU 3033. Mental Health Ethics on the Borders. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the ethical dilemmas emerging in the context of the global mental health crisis. Themes covered include a comparison between the understanding of mental health in Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Developed (WEIRD) societies and Non-Western countries, the difference in schizophrenia recovery rates in developed and developing countries, and the globalization of some mental disorders that have emerged in the context of the US but are now pervasive around the world. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27.

MHU 3043. Language, Culture and the Self. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the tightly woven relationship between language, culture, and personal identity through an investigation of scientific, philosophical, linguistic, and anthropological approaches to the self. Topics covered include examination of the connection between language, linguistic competency, cultural identity, and immigration; prestige and stigma associated with languages and accents; language-related implicit bias and epistemic injustice in contexts of health; and the edifying role of language on the self and flourishing. This course is team-taught by a group of humanities professors. Course Fee: LRLF $10.27.

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

Prerequisite: MHU 2013 and Junior or Senior standing. 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 Fee: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48; DL01 $75.

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

Prerequisite: MHU 2013, Medical Humanities major, and permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the School Director, 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 Fee: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48.

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 $10.27; STLF $6.16.

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 $10.27; STLF $12.32.

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 $10.27; STLF $18.48.

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 $10.27; STLF $18.48.

Museum Studies (MSM) Courses

MSM 3003. Fundamentals of Museum Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A general overview of the field of museum studies, including curatorship, collections management, fieldwork, exhibits, interpretation, educational and public programming, marketing, fundraising, and administration. Course Fees: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48; DL01 $75.

MSM 4813. Topics in Museum Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MSM 3003 or consent of instructor. Advanced examination of one or more topics in the museum profession. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48.

MSM 4913. Independent Study in Museum Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Scholarly research under the supervision of a faculty member on method, theory, or practice in the museum profession. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, may apply to the Minor in Museum Studies or a bachelor’s degree. Course Fees: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48.

MSM 4933. Museum Internship. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised work at a museum in one or more areas of museum studies. Internships in other major or minor disciplines may be substituted for the Museum Internship course when conducted at museums or galleries. May be repeated for credit in the minor, up to 6 hours. Course Fees: LRLF $10.27; STLF $18.48.