Public Health and the Arts Interdisciplinary Minor

A minor in Public Health and the Arts exposes students to both public health and the arts with the goal of promoting an understanding that community wellbeing encompasses many aspects of daily living and not just individual behavior. By combining foundational courses in public health and arts with discipline-specific courses in arts and humanities, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for how arts and culture are essential components of individual wellness and healthy communities.

Public Health and the Arts Curriculum

Required foundational courses

Foundational Public Health

PUBHLTH 2010

Critical Issues in Global Public Health

3 credits

Then select one Foundational Arts course:

   

ART 2000

Encountering Contemporary Art

3 credits

ARTEDUC 2367.01

Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice

3 credits

ARTEDUC 2550

Introduction to Visual Culture: Seeing and Being Seen

3 credits

DANCE 3401

Dance in Popular Culture

3 credits

Select one Practice/Performance-Based/Service-Learning course
Select one Critical Thinking/Reflective course
and then select one additional course (from either Practice/Performance or Critical Thinking to total 9 credits:

ART 3009

Film/Video I: Technologies and Analysis

3 credits

DANCE 2121

Improvisation

2 credits

DESIGN 3105

Exploring Design Thinking

3 credits

DANCE 5177

Alexander Technique

2 credits

DESIGN 3305

Visualization as Thinking

3 credits

DESIGN 3505

Presentation as Thinking

3 credits

ENGLISH 2367.07S

Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus

3 credits

ENGLISH 2269

Digital Media Composing

3 credits

ENGLISH 2267

Introduction to Creative Writing

3 credits

ENGLISH 2276

Art of Persuasion

3 credits

PUBHLTH/MUSIC 3194

Figaro Meets Florence Nightingale: The Marriage of Opera and Public Health

4 credits

SPANISH 2208.22

Andean Music Ensemble

1 credit can be taken up to 10 credits

THEATRE 2811

The Craft of Acting

3 credits

THEATRE 3921S

The InterAct Theatre Project for Social Change

3 credits

THEATRE 5922S

Shakespeare & Autism

3 credits

WGSST 2326S

Feminist Perspectives on Addiction

3 credits

ARTEDUC 5670

Public Policy and the Arts

3 credits

ARTEDUC 5687

The Social World of the Arts

3 credits

CLASSICS 2204

Medicine in the Ancient World

3 credits

DANCE 3402

Dance in Global Contexts

3 credits

ENGLISH 2367.06

Composing Disability in the U.S.
Renamed to Writing Health, Wellness, and Disability under new GE

3 credits

ENGLISH 3361

Narrative and Medicine

3 credits

ENGLISH 4321

Environmental Literatures, Cultures, and Media

3 credits

ENGLISH 4554

English Studies and Global Human Rights

3 credits

ENGLISH 4573.02

Rhetoric and Social Action

3 credits

ENGLISH 4597.01

The Disability Experience in the Contemporary World

3 credits

FRIT 3052

Mediterranean Voyages Migrations and Travel

3 credits

FRIT 3053

The Black Mediterranean

3 credits

FRIT 3054

The 21st Century Skill: Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship

3 credits

HISTART 4601

Inventing the Americans:

3 credits

HISTART 5632

American Painting, Photography and Sculpture from 1900 to the Present

3 credits

HRS 2530

Evolving Art & Science of Medicine

3 credits

ITALIAN 2051

Italian Journeys

3 credits

ITALIAN 2053

Italian Cinema

3 credits

ITALIAN 2061

Mediterranean Food Culture

3 credits

ITALIAN 3051

Italian Romances

3 credits

MUSIC 2250

Music Cultures of the World

3 credits

SPANISH 2389  

Spanish in the US: Language as Social Action

3 credits 

SPANISH 4582

Latinx Cinema: Filmmaking, Production & Consumption

3 credits

SPANISH 4515

Andean Art, Culture, and Society

3 credits

SPANISH 4516

The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures

3 credits

SPANISH 5461

Latino Urbanism & the Reinvention of the American City

3 credits

SPANISH 5201

Spanish in the Health Professions I

3 credits

SPANISH 5202

Spanish in the Health Professions II

3 credits

THEATRE 2367.02

African American Theatre History

3 credits

WGSST 2340

The Latina Experience

3 credits

WGSST 2230

Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture

3 credits

WGSST 2317

Introduction to Gender and Cinema

3 credits

Participating Colleges

College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum and Assessment Services
154 Denney Hall
64 Annie & John Glenn Ave
https://artsandsciences.osu.edu

College of Public Health, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services
100 Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Avenue
https://cph.osu.edu

Contact Advisors:
Undergraduate Advising, College of Public Health
Ryan Heitkamp, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Advisors:
Amy Ferketich, College of Public Health
Julia Hawkins, College of Arts & Sciences

To declare the minor, students should send an email to cphatosu [dot] edu with the subject line "Public Health and the Arts Interdisciplinary Minor". Appointments with a Public Health advisor are not needed to declare the minor.

Required for graduation

No

Credit hours required

A minimum of 15 hrs (some minors require more). 1000 level courses shall not be counted in the minor. At least 6 credit hours must be upper-level courses.

Transfer and EM credit hours allowed

A student is permitted to count up to 6 total hours of transfer credit and/or credit by examination.

Overlap with the GE

A student is permitted to overlap up to 6 credit hours between the GE and the minor.

Overlap with the major and additional minor(s)

  • The minor must be in a different subject than the major.
  • The minor must contain a minimum of 12 hours distinct from the major and/or additional minor(s).

Grades required

  • Minimum C- for a course to be counted on the minor.
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio required for the minor.
  • Course work graded Pass/Non-Pass cannot count on the minor.
  • No more than 3 credit hours of course work graded S/U may count toward the minor.

X193 credits:

No more than 3 credit hours.

Approval required:

No approval is required for the minor course work.

Changing the minor:

Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved by both participating colleges.