This is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based major using a cultural and historical context to explore scientific inquiry and the roots of medicine. The medicine, science, and the humanities major is ideal for students who plan to pursue careers in the health professions as well as those interested in issues of importance to science and medicine, and students who plan to pursue graduate work in a range of humanities, social science, or professional disciplines.
MSH Major Goals and Objectives
Medicine, science, and humanities majors will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the cultural and historical roots of scientific inquiry and medicine, with the ability to apply these precepts to contemporary life.
MSH majors will:
- Gain an introductory awareness of theory, interpretation, and methods in a specific humanistic topic related to science and medicine
- Acquire and develop skills of interpretation and analysis in a specific humanities discipline by focusing on primary and secondary sources such as literature, imagery, film, artifacts, and commentary
- Acquire fundamental skills of writing and oral presentation, emphasizing clear and logical exposition to enhance student readiness for subsequent graduate school, professional school, or the workforce
- Acquire knowledge and experience in the natural sciences
- Understand the advantages of multiculturalism through intermediate mastery of a language beyond English.
Affiliated Humanities Departments
- East Asian Studies
- Film and Media Studies
- History of Art
- History of Science and Technology
- Modern Languages and Literatures (German and Italian)
- Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
- Near Eastern Studies
- The Writing Seminars