Minor: History of Medicine and Health

Effective Winter 2014

A minor in History of Medicine and Health is not open to students with a major or any other  minor in the Department of History, or students taking a Minor in Science, Technology, and Society.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

Take one of two 4-credit survey courses: HISTORY 234 (History of Medicine in the Western World from the 18th Century to the Present) or HISTORY 284 (Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present). Students may take both of these courses for minor credit but only one is required.

Five additional courses (at least 15 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. At least two of the five additional courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

  • Three of these courses must be from the approved list of classes that count for the Medicine and Health minor. 
  • One of these courses must be a History distribution course that is not on the approved list. 
  • The fifth course can be either from the approved list or another general history course (a minimum of four and maximum of five additional courses from the Medicine and Health list).

Approved Course List:

  • HISTORY 230: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “History of Psychology”
  • HISTORY 232: Interdisciplinary Topics in History, section titled “Mental Health in Global History”
  • HISTORY 285 / RCSSCI 275: Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
  • HISTORY 329: Social Science Topics in History, section titled “Pollution and Disease in Early Modern Europe” or “Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Syphilis to AIDS”
  • HISTORY 339 / ASIAN 365 / CLCIV 339: Doctors in the Ancient World
  • HISTORY 355 / AAS 355 / ANTHRCUL 355: Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • HISTORY 356/AMCULT 331: Health in America: Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • HISTORY 376: Epidemics: Plagues and Cultures from the Black Death to the Present
  • HISTORY 391: Topics in European History, section titled “Medieval Catastrophes”
  • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium, section titled “Medicine and Health in U.S. Culture since 1875”
  • HISTORY 496: History Colloquium, section titled “Medicine and Health in U.S. Culture since 1875”
  • HISTORY 497: History Colloquium, section titled “Medicine and Health in U.S. Culture since 1875”
  • AAS 355 / HISTORY 355 / ANTHRCUL 355: Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • ANTHRCUL 355 / HISTORY 355 / AAS 355: Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • ASIAN 365 / HISTORY 339 / CLCIV 339: Doctors in the Ancient World
  • CLCIV 339 / HISTORY 339 / ASIAN 365: Doctors in the Ancient World
  • RCSSCI 275 / HISTORY 285: Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the  minor.

Conditions: Five of the six courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).


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