What are the Medical Humanities electives?

Medical Humanities Electives are listed below. Students may also petition up to 4 quarter units to count other relevant, but unlisted, courses as electives.

Elective Courses (Updated Fall, 2020)


[By Department]

Black Studies

15        The Psychology of Blacks

106      Women and Politics of the Body

137E    The Sociology of Black Experience

138      African Religions in the Americas

154      Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice


Chicana/o Studies

124      Introduction to US Xicana/o(x) & Latinx Public Art

137      Xicana/o(x) Oral/Visual Traditions: Spirituality as Resistance in meXicana/o Art Practice and Culture

134      Chicana/Latina Public Art

149      Body, Culture, Power

187      Language, Power, Learning (Crosslisted with Linguistics 187)



60        Science and Medicine in Ancient Greece


Comparative Literature

36        Global Humanities

186FL   Vegetarianism: Food, Literature, Philosophy

27        Memory: Bridging the Humanities and Neuroscience

192CA  Cognitive Approaches to World Literature (cross-listed as ENG190)


East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

CHIN 48           Ethics and Society according to Classical Chinese Thought

CHIN 163A       Sex, Drugs and Chinese Meditation [cross-listed as RGST 163A]

CHIN 180QC    Queer, Crippled China

EACS 7             Asian Values

EACS 47          Introduction to Daoism [cross-listed as RGST 47]



50        Introduction to US Minority Literature

109       Writing of Verse

134FC Flor y Canto Poetry Reading & Writing from Xicano/a/x Perspective

137B    Latinx Poetry, Spoken Word, and Performance Art

170      series (Literature and Mind emphasis)

170 LM Literature and Medicine

170 IM Introduction to Literature and Mind

170 MB Mind, Brain and Literature

170DA Disability Aesthetics

170 MT Modern Thought and Literature

171      Literature and the Human Mind

171LE   Literature and Emotion

175HR  Human Rights

190      Cognitive Approaches to World Literature [cross-listed as Comp Lit 192CA]


Feminist Studies

40        Women, Reproduction, and Cultural Production

130      Perspectives on Women’s Health

161      Constructions of Sexuality


French and Italian Studies

ITAL 139YY:     Cultural Representations in Italy: Italy in the Age of the Coronavirus

FR 154:             Medicine and Comedy

ITAL 160:          Senior Seminar: Italian Biopolitics



20        Science Technology and Medicine in Modern Society

74        Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice in Historical and Global Context

101G    Comparative History of Same Sex Practices and Gender Variance

105CW Science and Technology in Cold War US

106B    The Scientific Revolution, 1500-1800

133D    The Nazi Holocaust and Other Genocides

168N    Interracial Intimacy

175D    American Family History

193F    Food in World History



35HD   History of Disease

75        Medicine for Underserved Communities

133A    Memory: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

156EE  Environmental Ethics (cross-listed as RS156EE)

156BE  Bioethics (cross-listed as 156BE)

175      Health Policy and Access to Care

184PD  Honors Seminar – Introduction to Clinical Medicine (Blain)

187AC  Community-based Participatory Research on Health Disparities

199H    Honors Independent Study – Clinical Research (Blain)



50        Language and Power

180      Language, Race, and Ethnicity

187      Language, Power, and Learning (Crosslisted with CHST 187)



4          Introduction to Ethics

7          Biomedical Ethics

100      Ethics

131      Advanced Topics in Ethics

138      Normative Ethics

141      History of Ethics


Religious Studies

12        Religious Approaches to Death

14        Introduction to Native American Religious Studies

18        Comparing Religions

47        Introduction to Daoism

61        African Religions in the Americas

71        Introduction to the Religion of Asian America

101B    Religious Experience

110L     LGBT Religious History: Queering the Spirit

123      Asian American Religion

156BE  Biomedical Ethics [cross-listed as INT 156BE]

156CC  Seminar in Social Ethics

161E    Buddhist Cognitive and Contemplative Sciences

193B    Religion and Healing in Global Perspective


Spanish and Portuguese

145      Spanish for Healthcare



105SW Science Writing for the Public

105WE Writing and Ethics

109HP  Writing for the Health Professions

109ST  Writing for Science and Technology



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