The Minor in Health Humanities--the first of its kind in Canada--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 is open to all undergraduates regardless of major or disciplinary background.
Typical career pathways may include: health communication, community health, health policy, art therapy, as well as the health professions (including medicine, nursing, and allied health careers such as occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences). Health Humanities is, furthermore, an opportunity to experience, and engage with, the value of the arts and humanities in the applied context of health studies. For more information, see www.scopelab.ca.
Detailed minor requirements are listed on the academic course calendar.