Medical Humanities Block

What's normal? Are you normal? Medicine traditionally draws a clear line between the healthy and the diseased, the able and the disabled, the normal and the abnormal. These traditional dichotomies are being challenged by science and culture. In the Medical Humanities BlockU we will discuss specific cas-es and embed them in larger questions about normalcy: What is normal and abnormal? And what does science and the humanities have to say about the matter? How can (or should) medicine intervene on the "abnormal"? And who decides on such interventions?

Your BlockU experience is designed to help you be successful taking 15 credit hours per semester — which will help you finish your degree sooner! In many cases, participating in two consecutive BlockU semesters will clear your General Education requirements. You will be enrolled in a small learning community course and two additional required courses. These courses are taught by exceptional faculty who will help you integrate your learning experiences. You will have access to peer mentors, a dedicated advisor, a dedicated librarian, and a student success advocate.

To learn more about BlockU or to schedule an appointment with the BlockU Advisor,
please contact Terese Pratt at

How to Sign Up

Step 1:

Sign up for the Medical Humanities BlockU Seminar plus the 2 other required courses.

Contact Andrea Haag at for the UGS 2250 permission code.
Class # Course Title Schedule Location Instructor
1102 UGS 2250-001 Medical Humanities BlockU M,W
CTIHB 459 Tabery
1355 BIOL 1210-001 Principles of Biology M,T,W,H
ASB 220 Temme
15535 GNDR 1100-002 Gender & Social Change T,H
ST 214 Staff

Fall 2015 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:40 BIOL 1210
BIOL 1210
BIOL 1210
BIOL 1210
10:45   GNDR 1100
  GNDR 1100
11:50 UGS 2250
UGS 2250

Step 2:

Select 2 additional courses from the General Education options. See your advisor.

  Fall 2015     Spring 2016
  UGS 2250-001 HF     UGS 2255-001 FF
  BIOL 1210-001 SF     THEA 1033-008 FF
  GNDR 1100-002 BF     PSY 1010 HF
Math       Math?*    
Writing       Writing?*    
* Other options include courses that fulfill the AI requirement. If all other General Education requirements are complete, you may begin selecting courses that fulfill prerequisites for your chosen major or take courses that will help you balance your work load.