The Health and Human Values Interdisciplinary Minor

The interdisciplinary minor helps you grasp how legal, economic, and political institutions influence the production, distribution and delivery of health care services.

Health and human values provides you with a foundation in epidemiological principles, and teaches you how to evaluate and apply the principles of scientific integrity.

Our classes offer an interdisciplinary approach to teaching our students about health, where we strongly encouraged you to take classes that offer applied experiences in health care settings. You are invited to suggest courses for your minor that are not included in the course list.

Courses You Might Take

HHV 220

Health Psychology


Health Psychology uses the biopsychosocial approach to examine how psychological factors influence health and how they can be used to change health behaviors. Specific emphasis will be placed on pain, chronic illness, nicotine use, and obesity. This class also includes…

HHV 373

Food and Nutrition Policy

S. Bullock

This seminar will provide a broad introduction to food and nutrition policies in the United States and across the globe.  We will explore an array of regulatory options available to promote healthy eating and prevent obesity, including…

BIO 391

Maternal & Fetal Health


This course focuses on the biology of maternal and fetal health - from pre-embryonic, embryonic, and fetal development through parturition and the post-natal period. Relevant primary articles, case studies, and global topics will be discussed throughout.

Satisfies a…