Minor Requirements: 15 Credits

Students declaring a minor in HEHM must have at least a 2.5 overall GPA. No grade lower than a C will count towards the minor. At least 12 credits for the minor must be taken with CU Denver faculty. Students may count ONE relevant transfer course toward their elective requirements for the minor.

Required Course: HEHM 3100: Introduction to Health Humanities - 3 Credits

This is a multidisciplinary course, introducing students to the ways various disciplines approach health and medicine. As part of their introduction, students will be required to attend three events at the Anschutz Medical Campus – such as lectures in the “Arts and Humanities” series, Mini Med School, or special programming. We recommend that students take HEHM 3100 before or concurrently with other courses for the minor.

Electives: 3 upper division courses from at least 2 different disciplines - 9 Credits

Electives include the courses below (the list is not exhaustive). One elective course can be a service learning course or independent study approved by an HEHM advisor.

*Capstone - 3 Credits

Certain courses below, designated with asterisks, are appropriate for a capstone course. They incorporate substantial original writing or research projects designed to promote broad reflection about the role of culture, society, and ethics in medicine. Students should choose asterisk courses at the culmination of their minor course work. If asterisk courses are not available, students may arrange an independent study with the approval of the Health Humanities advisor.

Elective and Capstone(*) courses (not exhaustive)

  • ANTH 3666    Anthropology of Death
  • ANTH 4600 - Medical Anthropology (Every Other Year)
  • COMM 4500 - Health Communication* (Every Fall and Spring)
  • COMM 4525 – Health Communication and Community
  • COMM 4550 - Rhetorics of Medicine & Health* (Every Fall)
  • ENGL 4290 - Rhetoric and the Body (Offered Sporadically)
  • ETST 3002 - Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice (Every Year)
  • GEOG 3501 - Geography of Health (Every Year)
  • GEOG 4235 - GIS Applications in the Health Science (Every Year)
  • GEOG 4710 - Disasters, Climate Change, and Health (Every Year)
  • HIST 4346 - Medicine and Society: The Ancients to the Present* (Offered Sporadically)
  • HIST 4347 - History of Biology (Offered Sporadically)
  • HIST 4348 – Mind and Malady: A History of Mental Illness*
  • HIST 4503 - Topics in History of Science (Offered Sporadically)
  • PBHL 3030 - Health Policy (Every Fall and Spring)
  • PBHL 3051 – Mental Illness and Society
  • PBHL 3070 - Perspectives in Global Health (Every Fall and Spring)
  • PBHL 3041 - Health, Culture, and Society (Every Year)
  • PBHL 4040 - Social Determinants of Health (Every Fall and Spring)
  • PBHL 4200 – The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic*
  • PHIL 3550 – Death and Dying
  • PHIL 4242 – Bioethics* (Every Year Ideally)
  • PSCI 4330 - U.S. Health Policy (Every Other Year)
  • PSYC 3262 - Health Psychology (Every Spring, Often Summer)
  • SOCY 3440 - Medical Sociology (Every Fall)
  • SOCY 3570 – Death and Dying: Social and Medical Perspectives
  • SOCY 4290 – Aging, Society, and Social Policy