Humanitarian Studies (HS) Minor

The minor in Humanitarian Studies provides students with the opportunity to include insights from health, social sciences, humanities and engineering to work together to design and produce assistive technologies for persons living with disabilities.  The minor consists of three core and two elective courses.  Students may apply for and be admitted to the minor after successful completion of the initial courses (IDS 220 and CBH 377) with a grade of C or better.  Students will then select elective courses and enroll in capstone course (CBH 450).  Students in CBH 450:  Impact of Technology on Health will be paired with engineering and engineering technology students, to form multidisciplinary teams to work on design projects.

Core Courses (12 credit hours):

  • IDS 220 Creativity and Culture (General Education: Arts) (4)
  • CBH 337 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Disabilities and Teaming (4)
  • CBH 450 Impact of Technology on Health, (non-engineering majors) (4)

Note: Non-engineering students interested is this minor will be advised to take Anatomy and Physiology for non-majors BIO 115 or BIO 116 or BIO 215T and BIO 215L to fulfill science requirement

A minimum of five credit hours from the following courses: 

  • ETC/MTC 330 Assistive Technology (2)
  • BIO 115 Anatomy and Physiology for non- majors
  • BIO 116 Anatomy and Physiology for non- majors
  • BIO 215T Anatomy and Physiology for majors (4)
  •  BIO 215L Anatomy and Physiology for majors (4)
  • ECE 101 Introduction to Engineering I (4)
  • ENT 375 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
  • MTC 301 Professionalism in the workplace (2)
  • ETC 102 Electrical Circuits (4)