MINOR PROGRAM IN HEALTH HUMANITIES (ARTS)

The Minor in Health Humanities provides an interdisciplinary exploration of human health and illness through the methods and materials of the creative arts, humanities, and critical social sciences. Students’ understanding of the humanistic, philosophical, historical, and artistic study of health—past and present—will be developed by attending closely to how literature, philosophy, history, and critical social sciences reveal the aesthetic, ethical, and multicultural contexts of health, disability, medical research and policy. This interdisciplinary Minor program is open to all undergraduates regardless of major or disciplinary backgrounds. See the following website for more information.
Students will note that some courses at the B-, C-, and D-levels may have additional prerequisites; therefore, students selecting the Minor as a Subject POSt must choose their courses carefully to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites. Permission to count courses indicated by an asterisk (*) towards the Minor in Health Humanities must be received from the Program Supervisor, and will be granted in cases where the student’s work demonstrably engages Health Humanities-related content and/or research methods.

Note: Relevant Health Humanities-related courses selected from other academic units and disciplines, not already listed below, may be approved for the Minor in Health Humanities on a case-by-case basis. Please consult the Program Supervisor to determine the potential eligibility of relevant courses that are not listed below.

Program Requirements
This program requires the completion of 4.0 credits, as follows:

1. 1.0 credit at the B-level:
HLTB50H3 Introduction to Health Humanities
PHLB09H3 Biomedical Ethics

2. 0.5 credit to be chosen from:
ENGA02H3 Critical Writing about Literature
ENGB02H3 Effective Writing in the Sciences

3. 0.5 credit from:
HLTC55H3 Methods in Arts-Based Health Research

4. At least 0.5 credit at the C-level to be chosen from the following*:
ANTC24H3 Culture, Mental Illness, and Psychiatry
ANTC61H3 Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
HLTC50H3 The Human-Animal Interface
HLTC52H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities
HLTD54H3 Toronto’s Stories of Health and Illness
VPMC02H3 Music, Health and Wellness
WSTC12H3 Writing the Self: Global Women's Autobiographies
WSTC40H3 Gender and Disability

5. 0.5 credit at the D-level to be chosen from the following*:
ANTD01H3 The Body in Culture and Society
ANTD10H3 The Anthropology of 'Life' Itself
ENGD12H3 Topics in Life Writing
HLTD07H3 Advanced Rehabilitation Sciences: Disability Studies and Lived Experiences of 'Normalcy'
HLTD50H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities
HLTD51H3 Aging and the Arts
HLTD52H3 Special Topics in Health: Health Histories
HLTD53H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities
HLTD54H3 Toronto’s Stories of Health and Illness

6. 1.0 credits to be chosen from the following*:
ANTC24H3 Culture, Mental Illness, and Psychiatry (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
ANTC61H3 Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
ANTD01H3 The Body in Culture and Society (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
ANTD10H3 The Anthropology of 'Life' Itself (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
CTLB03H3 Introduction to Service Learning
ENGA02H3 Critical Writing about Literature (if not used to complete Requirement 3)
ENGB02H3 Effective Writing in the Sciences (if not used to complete Requirement 3)
ENGB12H3 Life Writing
ENGB52H3 Literature and Science
ENGB74H3 The Body in Literature and Film
ENGC44H3 Self and Other in Literature and Film
ENGD12H3 Topics in Life Writing (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTB42H3 Perspectives of Culture, Illness and Healing
HLTB60H3 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
HLTC50H3 The Human-Animal Interface (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
HLTC52H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
HLTD01H3 Directed Readings in Health Studies**
HLTD07H3 Advanced Rehabilitation Sciences: Disability Studies and Lived Experiences of 'Normalcy' (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTD50H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTD51H3 Aging and the Arts (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTD52H3 Special Topics in Health: Health Histories (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTD53H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTD54H3 Toronto’s Stories of Health and Illness (if not used to complete Requirement 5)
HLTD71Y3 Directed Research in Health Studies **
VPMC02H3 Music, Health and Wellness
WSTC12H3 Writing the Self: Global Women's Autobiographies (if not used to complete Requirement 4)
WSTC40H3 Gender and Disability (if not used to complete Requirement 4)

Notes:
1. The courses listed in requirements 4, 5, and 6 (designated with a *) engage methods, content, and/or issues relevant to arts and humanities-based approaches to health. They provide students with the opportunity to explore more specialized topics related to Health Humanities based on their academic interests and professional aspirations.
2. 0.5 credit can be earned by taking for-credit fine arts classes (e.g., music performance, visual arts, creative writing, etc).
3. Permission to count CLTB03H3 (**), HLTD01H3, (**) or HLTD71Y3 (**) towards the Minor in Health Humanities must be received from the Program Supervisor. Permission will be granted only in cases where the student’s work demonstrably engages Health Humanities-related content and/or research methods.