Health Humanities

Health Humanities is an interdisciplinary minor that builds bridges between health, humanities, literature, the arts, and psychology.

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Program Highlights

The Health Humanities minor offers interdisciplinary courses that support students in any major field of study. The minor introduces students to the ways various disciplines approach health and medicine. Its mission is to provide students with opportunities for holistic insight into the multiple dimensions of healing.

Courses allow students to pursue the minor in consort with their chosen major. The one-unit Health Humanities Seminar brings students together to explore connections between science, the arts, and humanities in the context of health and well-being.

Students will demonstrate:

  • How the arts and humanities inform our understanding of illness and health
  • Learn the role that psychology and ethics play in health
  • Apply creative thinking and artistic practice in understanding illness and health in communities and in oneself

Career Options

  • The health sciences
  • Psychology 
  • Academia

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Faculty and Staff

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Joan Baranow, PhD

Professor of English
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Thomas Burke

Adjunct Professor