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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Humanities, B.A.

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Students who study the Medical Humanities receive an intentionally interdisciplinary education which fulfills the requirements for prior course work at most medical schools while at the same time emphasizing the traditional liberal arts.  The major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the complexity of health and healing, the impact of scientific medicine on society at large, the tools to evaluate and analyze metrics of wellness, and the ability to utilize disparate techniques of critical thinking and textual interpretation.

The major is ideal for those wishing to do work in the medical fields while allowing for a broad education across the non-science oriented areas of study.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Medical Humanities must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement

First Year Sminar

Foundations Requirements

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirements

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:

Students must receive a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course within the major.

Choose one of the following two courses:

Those intending to attend medical school are encouraged to take MAT 171.

Choose one of the following three courses:

Foreign Language Requirement

Student must complete 6 credits of the same foreign language.

Elective courses (6-7 credits)

Students may choose any 6 credits of elective courses.  Students that take MAT120 instead of MAT171 need 7 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (29-30 credits)

Sophomore Year (32 credits)

Junior Year (31 credits)

Senior Year (27-28 credits)

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