The minor requires 18 hours. No more than three credits counting towards a major and no more than six credits counting towards another minor can also count towards the Bioethics, Humanities and Medicine minor. 

Required Courses
BHM 310The Art and Science of Health and Healing *3
or HMN 370 Medicine and the Humanities
or HST 339 Sickness and Health in American History
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Bioethics
Philosophical Theories in Bioethics
Ethical Decision-Making in Biology and Medicine
Select 6 credit hours of Electives from Group A **6
Select 6 credit hours of Electives from Group B ***6

Group A

BHM 385Special Topics in Bioethics, Humanities, and Medicine (with approval of steering committee)1-3
BHM 395Independent Study in Bioethics, Humanities, and Medicine (with approval of steering committee)1-3
ANT 360Anthropology of Global Health3
ANT 362Medical Anthropology3
COM 345Rhetoric of Science and Technology3
COM 355Survey of Health Communication3
COM 356Health Communication: Patient-Provider3
COM 357Health Communication and Bioethics3
COM 358Health Communication and Bioethics3
COM 361Family Communication and Health across the Lifespan3
COM 370Special Topics (with permission of the BHM Interdisciplinary Minor Faculty Steering Committee)1-3
CNS 334Ethics in Health and Human Services3
CNS 335Health and Human Services in a Diverse Society3
ECN 240Economics of Health and Medicine3
HES 360Epidemiology3
HPA 150Introduction to Public Health3
SOC 329Health Inequalities3
SOC 331The Social and Legal Contexts of Medicine3
SOC 335Sociology of Health and Illness3
SOC 336Sociology of Healthcare3
SOC 368Death and Dying1.5
SOC 369Social Movements3
SOC 383Special Topics Seminar in Medicine and Health Care3
WGS 330Gender and the Politics of Health3

Group B

BHM 385Special Topics in Bioethics, Humanities, and Medicine (with approval of steering committee)1-3
BHM 395Independent Study in Bioethics, Humanities, and Medicine (with approval of steering committee)1-3
BIO 210Ethical Decision-Making in Biology and Medicine *3
ENG 175Studies in American Literature (when taught as: Race, Heredity, and Genetics)3
HMN 365Humanity and Nature3
HST 113Health, Disease and Healing in World History3
HST 339Sickness and Health in American History (if HST 339 is not used to fulfill core requirement)3
PHI 161Introduction to Bioethics **3
PHI 360Ethics3
PHI 367Philosophical Theories in Bioethics ***3
PHI 368Concepts of Health & Disease3
REL 307Magic, Science and Religion3
REL 329Chinese Medicine3
REL 330Pope, Jefferson and Imam: A Study in Comparative Ethics3
REL 362Topics in Islam3
REL 390Special Topics in Religion (Environmental Ethics)1.5-3

Other courses, including Special Topics courses in a number of departments, may be suitable as electives in the minor. These courses can be counted toward the minor with the approval of the interdisciplinary minor in Bioethics, Humanities and Medicine committee.