Medical Humanities, Graduate Emphasis
Lyle Massey, Director
2116 Humanities Gateway
The graduate emphasis in Medical Humanities is a formal component of graduate studies at UCI in addition to the fulfillment of requirements toward a Ph.D., M.F.A., or M.A. in an array of fields in the schools of Arts, Humanities, and Medicine.
The emphasis allows students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge about the study of illness, health, healthcare, and the body. The emphasis requires three graduate seminars offered through the Medical Humanities graduate course offerings. Satisfactory completion of the emphasis is certified by the Director or Co-Directors of the Medical Humanities Emphasis and is noted at the student’s dossier.
Applicants must first be admitted to, or currently enrolled in, a Ph.D. program or state-supported Master’s program and submit an application form to the director of the emphasis. The application should include a signature of approval from the student’s advisor or program director.
Minimum course work for the graduate emphasis in Medical Humanities consists of three courses chosen in consultation with the Graduate Emphasis director. Students can count courses taken to fulfill their departmental requirements toward their emphasis, if said courses are comprised of pertinent material and art approved by the Graduate Emphasis director. One of the three courses has to be core course MED HUM 200. An upper-division undergraduate course with supplemental graduate level work after consultation with the instructor and the director can count toward the emphasis.
Course Options for the Emphasis
|ANTHRO 204A||Proseminar in Medicine, Science, and Technology|
|ASIANAM 201||Graduate Topics in Asian American Studies|
|CHC/LAT 210A||Cultural and Historial Precedents for Latinos and Medical Care|
|CHC/LAT 210B||Cultural and Historical Precedents for Latinos and Medical Care|
|CHC/LAT 211A||Latinos/Latinas and Medical Care: Contemporary Issues|
|CHC/LAT 289||Special Topics in Chicano/Latino Studies|
|DANCE 201||Seminar in Kinesiology for Dance|
|ENGLISH 210||Studies in Literary History|
|PHILOS 242||Topics in Philosophy of Biology|
|MED HUM 200||Critical Perspectives in Medical Humanities|