It’s here! UTSC’s New Freestanding Minor in Health Humanities

On February 28, 2017, UTSC’s Academic Affairs Committee approved our proposal for a new freestanding minor in Health Humanities. This is the first undergraduate Minor of its kind in Canada! Enrolment commences April 1, 2017. Click here for calendar information (including course requirements) for UTSC’s new Minor in Health Humanities.

Health Humanities Courses at UTSC

The University of Toronto Scarborough is home to Canada’s first undergraduate Health Humanities curriculum. Since 2014 the UTSC Health Studies Program has offered a cluster of Health Humanities courses, ranging from large introductory classes to smaller advanced seminars including: Introduction to Health Humanities (HLTB50), Global Disability Studies (HLTC52*, new Fall 2018)The Human-Animal Interface (HLTC50), Aging and the Arts (HLTD51), and Special Topics in Health Humanities (HLTD50, HLTD53).

For a list of current and past Special Topics courses, click here.

Introduction to Health Humanities (HLTB50) runs annually in the Fall semester and is open to all UTSC undergraduate students who have completed 4.0 credits in any discipline. Students from BA and BSc programs are equally welcome and warmly invited to register – no special background is needed (just a sense of adventure!). This course serves as the intellectual foundation and prerequisite for more advanced Health Humanities courses at UTSC. Experiential service-learning, independent studies, and for-credit research opportunities in Health Humanities are also available for undergraduates in Fall/Winter semesters; see Opportunities for current announcements.

Student Support for Health Humanities

Verbatim accounts, in UTSC students’ own voices, of the value of Health Humanities as received on past course evaluations:

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