Proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities & Health Studies

Proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities & Health Studies

November, 18, 2016

TO:                 School of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

FROM:           Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program

SUBJECT:    Proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities & Health Studies
(B.S., MHHS)

Attached please find a proposal to add a Bachelor of Science degree program to our existing baccalaureate program in Medical Humanities and Health Studies (MHHS).  The B.S. in MHHS will fill a critical need for a four-year baccalaureate degree that includes the requisite knowledge in the life and physical sciences, as well as the essential liberal arts foundation required for students to develop both scholarly curiosity and professional maturity.  This can be accomplished with a fourteen (14) credit hour modification to existing Liberal Arts baccalaureate
competencies, and a three (3) credit hour change to the major core.  Details are presented in the following proposal and appendices.


Degree Proposal:
Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities & Health Studies (B.S., MHHS)

ISSUE & JUSTIFICATION:

There are increasing opportunities for careers in the life sciences, but a science baccalaureate education alone cannot prepare all students for the essential skills required of mature, self-aware, and scholarly life-long learners. This includes, for example, skills required of successful health care professionals who work with patients that are subject to all the diverse factors that influence their health and illness and effective life-science based therapies.  The Medical Humanities and Health Studies major in the School of Liberal Arts was developed, in part to meet this need.  At the same time, students planning careers and graduate work in the health professions require a growing number of pre-requisite life and physical science courses in their undergraduate
curricula in order to not only meet entrance requirements, but prepare adequately for many careers in the life sciences.

The need for a more complete science and liberal arts foundation, coupled with the legislative imperative to finish baccalaureate education in four years (120 credit hours) has given rise to an inability of many students to fit both the science and liberal arts essentials in the existing bachelor of arts degree in the School of Liberal Arts’ Medical Humanities and Health Studies (MHHS) program.  A Bachelor of Science degree using the recently approved Liberal Arts competency requirements can allow for additional math and science coursework, while retaining the core knowledge and methods of inquiry which makes a liberal arts education so valuable. This can be done with the new flexibility of fourteen (14) credit hours of baccalaureate competency requirements, and a three (3)-credit-hour modification to the MHHS major core. This proposal is for the fourteen credit hours of baccalaureate competencies previously required
in foreign language to be apportioned as follows: six to eight (6-8) credit hours of natural science and mathematics beyond the IUPUI general education core, and six to eight (6-8) credits of liberal arts courses with an international dimension, again beyond the IUPUI general education core.  The MHHS major core requirement for the B.S. degree will have 3 fewer credit hours of electives because it will require a 200- to 400-level three (3) credit hour minimum course in statistics.  In order to maintain the integrity of this liberal arts degree, this proposal does not
allow any additional double-counting of courses between the IUPUI general education core and the baccalaureate competency requirements for the B.S. degree in MHHS.

DISCUSSION

The science and mathematics undergraduate pre-requisites for health professions schools are substantial and have increased in recent years.  Students need anywhere from 7 to 22 credit hours beyond the existing electives available in the Liberal Arts B.A. degree.  While the proposed change to the B.S. MHHS will not completely cover the additional pre-requisite credit hours for the Pharmacy (22 credit hours) or Dentistry (14 credit hours), it does help to cover the prerequisites for popular graduate professional programs in  Medicine, Physician Assistant, Optometry and Physical Therapy.  The reapportioned 6-8  credit hours in science covers virtually all of the remaining credits needed, thus making it possible for the student taking a B.S. in MHHS to be able to complete the degree within the state-mandated120 credit hours.


In addition, the MHHS major has attracted a number of undergraduates who began as science majors interested in laboratory or clinical health careers, but who have decided instead to work in other fields of health research, support, education, and administration for which the humanities and social science perspectives of the Liberal Arts are especially useful.  It is not uncommon,
with an increasing campus population of traditional, young adult students entering directly post- high school, to have students use their baccalaureate experience to explore and change choices of careers and, thus, majors.  IUPUI is attractive to many primarily because of the existence of life/health science and other related graduate programs.  These students typically begin as
science majors, accumulating a large number of credits in life science courses in their first and second years on campus.  When deciding that other careers may be better personal paths, the sequential nature of the B.A. foreign language requirement necessitates taking a new foreign language no later than the start of a student’s junior year, especially if the student has not taken a foreign language since high school.  The new B.S. in MHHS will allow these students to complete their undergraduate program without need of extending their studies because of a late transfer into the School of Liberal Arts.

The remaining 6-8 credit hours of courses re-appropriated in this proposal consist of liberal arts courses with an international dimension.  The key feature of these courses is that they require the student to explore beyond the bounds of the U.S. and American life, i.e., taking courses
involving the crossing of national borders. Students can choose to take foreign language courses with these credits, but are not required to do so.  A list of liberal arts courses with an international dimension, drawn from the Global and International Studies Program, is provided in Attachment B.

We anticipate that the main constituency for the proposed B.S. in MHHS will be pre-professional preparatory students and students deciding upon a change of career paths, plus a select group of students wishing to double major in a science and Liberal Arts MHHS degree. We have found great interest among students for such an academic path since the implementation of the B.A. in MHHS in 2012, and with the legislatively-driven campus and school curriculum changes in
2013.  Many of our best and brightest majors and minors have suggested a need for this option, seeking to have more upper-level liberal arts courses in their pre-professional course of study. The B.S. in MHHS answers this request and prepares more fully educated future health care providers, managers, policy-makers and consumers.

SUMMARY of CHANGES Key Features:
1.   No changes to the IUPUI general education core.
2.   Replace fourteen (14) credit hours of Liberal Arts-required foreign language with six to eight (6-8) credit hours of life and physical science courses beyond the IUPUI general education core, and six to eight (6-8) credit hours of liberal arts courses with an international focus.
3.   Create a major core requirement for the B.S. in MHHS that adds a three (3) credit hour statistics course.  The remaining nine (9) credit hours of electives will be chosen from three different disciplines of medical humanities and/or health social science courses to assure the broadest interdisciplinary exposure.
4.   Total credit hours in major remains the same, 30.


ATTACHMENTS:
A.  Summary of Changes
B.  List of Liberal Arts Courses with an International Dimension taken from the Global and
International Studies B.A. curriculum
C.  B.S., MHHS Major Requirements
D.  Degree Map for New B.S. MHHS degree
E.  Summary of elective credits needed to cover pre-requisites for health professions graduate schools

Attachment A: Summary of Proposed Changes to LIBERAL ARTS BACCALAUREATE REQUIREMENTS for BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in MEDICAL HUMANITIES & HEALTH STUDIES (B.S., MHHS)

IUPUI General Education Core Requirements, 30 credits total: NO CHANGE

Baccalaureate Competencies in addition to the IUPUI General Education Core requirements

UNCHANGED

First Year Experience, 1-3 credits

Writing Proficiency, additional 3 credits
minimum

Arts and Humanities, additional 3 credits
minimum

Social Sciences, additional 3 credits
minimum

Computer Proficiency, 3 credits minimum

Can be completed as part of IUPUI general education
core: Analytical Reasoning

Life and Physical Sciences Laboratory

Can be completed as part of IUPUI general education
core: Life & Physical Sciences

Advanced Courses: _10       to complete 40
credits including major

Credits for Major, 30 credit hours

Electives

TO BE CHANGED

Current Requirements

Proposed Changes

World Language and Culture:               ; up to
14credithours

Replace with required 6-8 credit hours of Liberal Arts
courses with an international dimension [See Attachment B].  Must be taken in addition to IUPUI Gen Education Core.  Cannot double-count toward any course in the major.

Replace with required 6-8 credit hours of 100-300-level
Life Science, Physical Science, or Math courses (MATH
119 or higher).  Must be taken in addition to IUPUI Gen Education Core.  Cannot double-count toward any course in the major.

Attachment B: IU, Liberal Arts (IUPUI) Courses with an INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION

Foreign Language Courses:
ARABIC (NELC)         A131, A132, A200, A250, A300
CHINESE (EALC)        C131, C132, C201, C202, C301, C320
FRENCH (FREN)        F131, F132, F203, F204, F300, F307, F326, F328, F331, F360, F371, F380, F451, F452, F454, F460, F461
GERMAN (GER)        G131, G132, G203, G204, G303, G304, G331, G333, G355, G365, G409, G410, G431
ITALIAN (ITAL)          M131, M132, M200, M250
JAPANESE (EALC)    J131, J132, J201, J202, J301, J302, J310, J330, J393, J394, J401, J402
LATIN (CLAS)             L131, L132, L200, L250
SPANISH (SPAN)      S131, S132, S142, S143, S160, S161, S203, S204, S311, S313, S315, S317, S318, S319, S323, S326, S360, S363,
S407, S408, S411, S412, S419, S421, S426, S425, S427, S428, S429, S430, S440, S441, S445, S450, S455, S468, S470

International Dimension Courses Taught in English: AFRO A303* Afro Brazilian Culture and Capoeira Angola AFRO A303* Women of the African Diaspora
AFRO A306 African Diaspora: Global Perspective
ANTH A104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH A460* African Health-Historical and Cultural Context ANTH A460* Anthropology of Migration and Transnationalism ANTH A460* Global Migrations
ANTH E300* Cultures of Mexico and Central America
ANTH E391 Women in Developing Countries
ANTH E402 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
ANTH E411 Wealth, Exchange and Power in Anthropological Perspective
ANTH E421 Anthropology of Aging
ANTH E455 Anthropology of Religion
CLAS A414 The Art and Archaeology of Rome CLAS A418 Myth and Reality in Greek Art CLAS C310 Classical Drama
CLAS C311 Classical Epics
CLAS C350 Greek Literature in Translation
CLAS C351 Golden Age of Athens CLAS C361 Golden Age of Rome CLAS C386 Greek History
CLAS C387 Roman History
CLAS C412 Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
CLAS C413 Art and Archaeology of Greece
CLAS C491* Women and Gender in the Classical World
COMM C482 Intercultural Communications
EALC E231 Japan : The Living Tradition
EALC E472 Modern Japanese Fiction
ECON E303 Survey of International Economics
ENG L245 Introduction to Caribbean Literature
ENG L301 Critical and Historical Survey of English Literature I ENG L348 19th Century British Fiction
ENG L366 Modern Drama: Irish Drama
ENG L378 Renaissance and Restoration-Period Writing by British Women
ENG L406* Caribbean Literature and Culture
ENG L406* Caribbean Women Writers ENG Z301 History of the English Language FILM C380 French Cinema
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG G130 World Geography
GEOG G321 Geography of Europe
GEOG G323 Geography of Latin America
GEOG G324 Geography of the Caribbean
GEOG G363 Landscapes & Cultures of the Caribbean GEOG G478 Global Change, Food & Farming Systems GER G265 German Culture in English Translation
GER G340 German Language and Society: Past and Present
GER G407 Knights, God and the Devil
GER G408 Love/Nature in the Age of Romanticism
HIST B309 Britain Before 1688
HIST B310 Britain Since 1688
HIST B323 History of the Holocaust
HIST B341 History of Spain and Portugal
HIST B351 Barbarian Europe 200-1000
HIST B352 The Age of Chivalry 1000-1500
HIST B353 The Renaissance
HIST B354 The Reformation
HIST B355 Europe: Louis XIV to French Revolution
HIST B356 French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST B357 Modern France
HIST B359 Europe—Napoleon to First World War I HIST B360 Europe—Napoleon to First World War II HIST B361 Europe in the Twentieth Century I
HIST B362 Europe in the Twentieth Century II HIST B383 European Intellectual History I
HIST B384 European Intellectual History II
HIST B393 German History: From Bismarck to Hitler
HIST B421 Topics in European History HIST B425 The Second World War HIST B426 Genocide and Its Origins HIST C386 Greek History
HIST C388 Roman History
HIST D313 Russian Social and Cultural History, 1801-1917
HIST D314 Soviet Social and Cultural History HIST D428 Eastern Europe: 1914 to Present HIST E432 History of Africa II
HIST F341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire
HIST F342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution Since Independence
HIST F346 Modern Mexico
HIST F347 US-Latin American Relations
HIST G451 Traditional Asia HIST G452 Modern Asia HIST G461 Imperial China
HIST G467 History of Japan I HIST G468 History of Japan II HIST G485 Modern China
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800
HIST H109 Perspectives on the World: 1800-Present
HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I HIST H114 History of Western Civilization II HIST H207 Modern East Asian Civilization
HIST H221 Studies in African, Asian, or Latin American History
HIST H227 African Civilization
HIST H300 History, Environment, and the Global Anthropocene
HIST H364 History of Medicine and Public Health
HIST H418 International Humanitarian Assistance
HIST H421 Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History
HIST H425 History of Hospitals
HIST H425 Middle Eastern History
HIST H477 British Imperialism, 1484-present
INTL I100 Intro to International Studies
INTL I300* Human Rights
INTL I300* Political Ideologies in the Modern World
JOUR J414 Int’l News Gathering Systems
MHHS M492 China & US Healthcare: Cross-Cultural Comparison
PHIL P307 Classical Philosophy
PHIL P314 Modern Philosophy
PHIL P323 Society and State in the Modern World
PHIL P349 Philosophies of China
PHIL P383 Philosophy of Krishnamurti
POLS Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations POLS Y332 Russian Politics
POLS Y335 West European Politics POLS Y337 Latin American Politics POLS Y338 African Politics
POLS Y339 Middle Eastern Politics
POLS Y341 Authoritarian Regimes
POLS Y346 Comparative Politics in Developing Countries
POLS Y350 Politics of the European Union POLS Y363 Comparative Foreign Policy POLS Y367 International Law
POLS Y370 Politics of Islam
POLS Y373 Politics of Terrorism
POLS Y374 International Organization POLS Y375 War and International Conflict POLS Y376 International Political Economy POLS Y377 Globalization
POLS Y388 Marxist Theory
REL R212 Comparative Religions REL R257 Introduction to Islam REL R305 Islam and Modernity
REL R309 Contemporary Middle East
REL R310 Prophecy in Ancient Israel
REL R323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus
REL R328 Religions of the African Diaspora
REL R344 Reformations of the Sixteenth Century
REL R368 Religion and Healing
REL R373 Pilgrimage in World Religions REL R393 Comparative Religious Ethics SPAN S330 Studies in Hispanic Culture WLAC F360 Women and Islam
WOST W300* Women and Islam
WOST W300* Women’s Rights Around the World

NOTE: *Variable Title Topics courses (*) are restricted to titles listed here.

Additions to this list can be proposed to the MHHS Program faculty. Contactjizukac@iupui.edu.

Attachment C: B.S., MHHS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities and Health Studies (B.S., MHHS) Major
Course Planning Sheet

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Medical Humanities and Health Studies (MHHS)
requires satisfactory completion of the following:
    completion of IUPUI general education and baccalaureate competency requirements for a
liberal arts B.S. in MHHS;
    completion of a total of 30 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course used for the major (see below);
    a course will count only once, as either a core or an elective course;
    120 credit hours in total.

Major Requirements:
Core Courses (7 courses/21 credit hours):
Semester        Grade
MHHS-M 301: Perspectives on Health, Disease, and Healing (3 credit hours)
MHHS-M 495: Seminar in Med Humanities and Health Studies (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: Successful completion of MHHS M301

Two(2)Medical Humanities CoreCourses (6 credit hours), chosen from the following:
COMM-C 392: Health Communication
ENG-L 431: Topics in Literary Study: Illness Narrative
HIST-H 364: History of Medicine and Public Health
PHIL-P 393: Biomedical Ethics
REL-R 384: Religion, Ethics, and Health

Two(2)Health Social Science CoreCourses (6 credit hours), chosen from the following:
ANTH-E 445: Medical Anthropology
ECON-E 307: Current Economic Issues (Topics): Health Economic Issues – or – ECON-E 387: Health Economics
GEOG-G 410: Medical Geography
SOC-R 381: Social Factors in Health and Illness – or – SOC-R 382 Social Organization of Healthcare
REL-R 368: Religion and Healing

One (1) Statistics Course(3 credit hours)

Electives: (3 courses/9 credit hours), chosen from the following:
[NOTE: Electives must come from three (3) different departments/disciplines.]

ANTH-A 460 Topics in Anthropology: Forensic Anthropology ANTH-B 370 Human Variation**
ANTH-B 468 Bioarchaeology
ANTH-B 480 Human Growth and Development
ANTH-E 391 Women in Developing Countries**
ANTH-E 411 Wealth, Exchange, and Power in Anthropological Perspective**
ANTH-E 421 Anthropology of Aging ANTH-E 445 Medical Anthropology COMM-C 392 Health Communication
COMM-C 400 Health Provider-Consumer Communication
ECON-E 307 Current Economic Issues (Topics): Health Economic Issues – or –
ECON-E 387 Health Economics
ENG-L 431 Topics in Literary Study: Illness Narrative
GEOG-G 410 Medical Geography
HIST-H 364 History of Medicine and Public Health HIST-H 373 History of Science & Technology I** HIST-H 373 History of Science & Technology II**
HIST-H 418 History of International Humanitarian Assistance
MHHS-M 420 Culture of Mental Illness – Literary Representations
MHHS-M 492 Topics in MHHS:  African Health- Historical and Cultural Contexts
MHHS-M 492 Topics in MHHS:  Health, Food & Culture
MHHS-M 492 Topics in MHHS:  The Literature of Addiction MHHS-M 492 Topics in MHHS:  Medicine, Humanities & the Law PHIL-P 322 Philosophy of Human Nature
PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy: Death, Dying & Immortality PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy: Ethics, Autonomy & Consent PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy: Reproductive Ethics
PHIL-P 393 Biomedical Ethics
REL-R 300 Yoga Traditions**
REL-R 323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus
REL-R 368 Religion and Healing
REL-R 383 Religions, Ethics, U.S. Society** REL-R 384 Religion, Ethics, and Health
SOC-R 320 Sexuality and Society
SOC-R 321 Women and Health
SOC-R 327 Sociology of Death and Dying
SOC-R 381 Social Factors in Health and Illness SOC-R 382 Social Organization of Health Care SOC-R 385 AIDS in Society
SOC-R 410 Alcohol, Drugs and Society
SOC-R 415 Sociology of Disability
SOC-R 485 Sociology of Mental Illness
SOC-R 495 Topics: Sociology of Food

30  Total Credit Hours   Required to complete the major.

NOTES:
1.   Courses marked with ** can be taken for MHHS major elective with *prior* instructor and faculty mentor approval to ensure an adequate focus on health/medical issues.
2.   Health-related “Topics” courses are specific to the variable titles indicated on this list.
3.   RE: Minors in other departments/schools – Only one (1) course can double-count between the
MHHS major requirements and that of any non-MHHS minor.
4.   RE:  Double Majors – Only two (2) courses can double count between the MHHS major requirements and any second major.

Approved:                                                                                          Date:

Attachment D: SAMPLE DEGREE MAP for B.S., MHHS (pre-medical preparation)

YEAR ONE

FALL

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

ENG-W 131

Gen Ed Core Communication -Writing Competency !

3

C

BIOL-K 101

Gen Ed Core Life & Physical Sciences Competency w/ Lab

5

MATH 159000

Gen Ed Core Analytical Reasoning (Math)

3

SOC 100

Gen Ed Core Social Sciences Competency

3

SLA-100

Liberal Arts First Year Experience

2

Lab Science Verified                                                                                                       X

Term Units
16

SPRING

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

COMM-R110

Gen Ed Core Communication -Speaking and Listening Competency

3

BIOL-K 103

Gen Ed Core (1 cr) & Life & Physical Sciences Competency (4 crs)

5

CSCI-N 207

Gen Ed Core Analytical Reasoning (Comp Sci)

3

CHEM-C 105/125

Life & Physical Sciences Competency w/ Lab (4 crs)+ Elective (1 cr)

5

Computer Proficiency Verified                                                                                  X

Term Units
16

Year Units
32

YEAR TWO

FALL

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

ENG-W 231

Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Competency: Writing Proficiency

3

C

PHIL-P 100

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Competency

3

CLAS-L 131

Gen Ed Core Cultural Understanding Competency

3

HIST-H 113

Gen Ed Core Third Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences Competency

3

CHEM-C 106/126

Elective

5

Term Units
17

SPRING

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

CHEM-C 341/343

300/400 Level Elective - Organic Chem I

5

REL-R 133

Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Competency: Addl. Arts & Humanities

3

PSY-B 110

Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Competency: Addl. Social Science

3

MHHS M301: Perspectives on Health, Disease and Healing !

3

C

Term Units
14

Year Units
31

NOTES:
Items in Bold apply to B.S., MHHS major
Items in Italics represent prerequisite courses for medical school admission.
Items in Blue represent 14 credit hours re-appropriated in the B.S., MHHS proposal.

YEAR THREE

FALL

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

COMM-C 392

MHHS Medical Humanities Core Course !

3

C

CHEM-C 342/344

300/400 Level Elective - Organic Chem II

5

HIST-H 364

MHHS Medical Humanities Core Course

3

C

SOC-R 381

MHHS Health Social Science Core Course !

3

C

Term Units
14

SPRING

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

ECON-E 387

MHHS Health Social Science Core Course

3

C

300/400 Level Elective

3

PHYS-P 201

Life & Physical Sciences w/ Lab

5

BIOL-K 483

300/400 Level Elective - Biochemistry

3

Term Units
14

Year Units
28

YEAR FOUR

FALL

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

MHHS Major Elective

3

C

MHHS Major Elective

3

C

SOC-R 359

MHHS Statistics Core

3

C

PHYS-P 202

Life & Physical Sciences w/ Lab

5

Milestone: Notify School of Intent to Graduate

Term Units
14

SPRING

Course

Units

Min.
Grade

MHHS Major Elective

3

C

MHHS M495: Capstone Seminar in MHHS

3

C

ANTH-A 104

Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Competency: International Dimension

3

AFRO-A 306

Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Competency: International Dimension

3

300/400 Level Elective

3

Term Units
15

Year Units
29

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:

120

Attachment E: SUMMARY OF ELECTIVE CREDITS
Needed to Cover Pre-Requisites for Health Professions Graduate School

Health Professions Programs requiring > 21 cr. hrs. of electives

Prerequisite credit hours

Covered by existing:

Cr. Hrs. required beyond B.A., MHHS Electives (21)

* Total Credit
Hours

IUPUI Gen. Ed.

Electives

Advanced

Medicine M.D.

47

12

28

10

7

Physician Assistance M.S.

45

6

29

10

8

Physical Therapy Ph.D.

42

9

25

8

7

Optometry O.D.

49

9

30

10

9

Dentistry D.D.S.

51

6

35

10

14

Pharmacy

59

9

43

10

22

* Total prerequisite credit hours does not account for prerequisite math courses beyond the IUPUI General
Education curriculum.

Health Professions Programs requiring no additional elective cr. hrs.

Prerequisite credit hours

Covered by existing:

Cr. Hrs. required
beyond B.A., MHHS Electives (21)

* Total Credit
Hours

IUPUI Gen. Ed.

Electives

Advanced

Accelerated Track (post-
baccalaureate) Nursing

48

27

14

7

0

0

Occupational Therapy
M.S. **

22

6

6

9

** Occupational Therapy becoming a doctoral program. Prerequisites may change.

Website Feedback