Requirements for the Medical Humanities Minor
|For general Minor requirements search for 'medical humanities' in the current UD Catalog.
The Capstone requirement requires a little explanation - here is some info on the substance and logistics of the capstone...
Capstone Essay: General idea
The idea is to give you a chance to reflect on your overall experience of the minor. Beyond that, what you choose to write on is very much up to you. For example, you might focus on something that stuck with you from one particular course, or a theme that has struck you over the various courses you have taken in the minor, or you might reflect on how you expect medical humanities to inform you in your career going forward. The opportunity to talk with you and read about what you have done in the minor also helps me to find out what is happening in classes that I don't teach myself. This should not be an onerous requirement. The general expectation is that you will meet with the MHM advisor to discuss the project, you will submit a first version of the capstone essay in plenty of time to talk about it with the advisor and complete any needed revisions before the end of the semester.
See the Reflections page.
You do the capstone as a one credit independent study. When the time comes, you do this by:
- Enroll in PHIL366-000 either before the semester begins or during free drop add. You do this by emailing the minor advisor who will sign you up for a one credit, pass/fail independent study.
- Once you are registered, go to...
...and complete the webform - routing it to the minor advisor.
Do not select discovery learning or honors or anything like that.
Here's an example of roughly what the webform should look like - you can just cut and paste the language from the example as needed.
- Contact the advisor early in the semester to organize meeting times and to get your capstone project underway.
Do note that relevant alternative classes, or 3 credit independent study, may be substituted for listed classes within each group - if approved by the minor's faculty advisor, Mark Greene. It is wise to discuss such plans with Mark ahead of time. You are particularly encouraged to consider taking an independent study relevant to the minor, as working closely with a faculty member with whom you share interests can be a very valuable experience... and can provide a good basis for recommendations.
Plan ahead. If you have an opportunity to complete a requirement it makes sense to take it - you don't want to get caught in your last semester with a class you need not being offered or filling up before you can enroll.