History, Health and the Humanities, Minor

A number of universities have forged bridges between the humanities and sciences to nourish students intellectually, build self-awareness, consider social justice-related phenomena through a new lens, and help them develop empathy. The School of Nursing has launched a new minor in History, Health and the Humanities for undergraduate students. This innovative initiative provides students with the tools and perspectives to study clinical issues in ways different than the lens provided by natural or social sciences. It amplifies the humanities component of the Judgement, Inquiry, Voice, and Engagement pillars that define the “Penn Advantage.” It offers formalized opportunities for writing, both reflective and analytical, beyond that available in the required nursing curriculum.

Student enrolled in this minor will be considered Bates’ Center associates and will be invited to lunches, dinners, and other events with visiting scholars and faculty.

The History, Health and the Humanities Minor requires a total of 6 course units.

For more information contact the director of the History, Health and the Humanities minor, Cynthia Connolly PhD RN FAAN at cac1@nursing.upenn.edu.

Core Courses
NURS 3050Narrative Matters in Health and Illness Experiences1
Elective Courses
Select 5 course units 15
Total Course Units6

 At least 1 elective course must be in the School of Nursing.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.