Spring 2023 Course Offerings


Past Events

Sept. - Dec. 2019

Purdue University's Medical Humanities Collective Presents:

HIV-AIDS Film Series.

Showings in RAWLS 1011 from 7-10pm.

Medical Humanities Certificate

The Medical Humanities Certificate offers students across a wide range of colleges, programs, and majors the opportunity to approach medicine and healthcare in a collaborative and interdisciplinary way. Students will learn about the interactions between human experience, medical practice, and scientific technology, while also gaining insights into the historical, social, and cultural contexts of a wide range of topics including disease, pharmaceuticals, the medical profession, sexuality, and mental illness.

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Sample Courses

CLCS 38500 - Science, Medicine And Magic In The Ancient West

ENGL 42201 - Writing For The Health And Human Sciences

HIST 47005 - Women And Health In America

HIST 31505 - American Beauty

PHIL 28000 - Ethics And Animals

SPAN 32200 - Spanish For The Health Professions

ANTH 32500/SOC 35200  - Drugs, Culture, And Society

HIST 36305 - The History of Medicine and Public Health (SPRING SEMESTER)

Student Spotlight

Morgan Kuenning
Pre-Pharmacy Major

"By looking back at the history and roots of diseases and medicine it really helped further the understanding of modern day practices and opinions in the medical field. Wanting to go into a medicine based field myself I found it very valuable to learn about the social mindsets around diseases rather than just the scientific facts to know the roots of how certain social stigmas came to be."

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Contact Us

To learn more about the Medical Humanities Certificate, please contact:

Wendy Kline, Ph.D.
Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine                                                          
Department of History
Adrienne Albrecht, M.S.Ed.
Director of Academic and Career Advising
College of Liberal Arts

Affiliated Departments

Department of History

Become Involved

If you are a scholar who is interested in becoming active in the Medical Humanities Program here at Purdue, please see the Medical Humanities Collective* page for more information.

*currently under construction.

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