A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Humanities Program

The Humanities encourage  an anthropological dig into that which explains, depicts, shapes, and calls on us to be human. They are our histories, our stories—lived--, our cultural, social, religious identities. The humanities define us--human.  

Loma Linda University’s mission and culture revolve around whole person care. In all our educational and clinical programs we aspire to teach the integration of treating the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, as we “continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus.” We further believe that the humanities – literature, history, ethics, religion, philosophy, and the arts – help provide insight into the human condition. So it is fitting that we offer an interdisciplinary academic and professional curricula, as well as cultural activities that integrate the humanities and the health sciences.

Health care professionals who graduate from Loma Linda University will influence and be influenced by a complex society. Engagement of the humanities, in a dynamic health-care environment, will aid Loma Linda University graduates to be leaders in making humanity whole.

Courses

Currently, the following courses are taught as part of the Humanities program:

HUMN 311 Sacred Music I (2)
Regular participation in a church choir, with an approved history of sacred music component.
HUMN 312 Sacred Music II (2)
Regular participation in a church orchestra, with an approved history of sacred music component.
HUMN 451 Humanities Integration I (1)
Integration of core values and professional aspirations with specified learning events that are largely extra-classroom. Focuses on critical thinking and clear writing.
HUMN 452 Humanities Integration II (1)
Integration of core values and professional aspirations with specified learning events that are largely extra-classroom. Focuses on values clarification, writing style, and editing.
Prerequisite: HUMN 451.
HUMN 475 History and Health Care (3)
A survey of world history from ancient to modern times, with significant events in the evolution of health care placed into their larger context. Places a premium on analysis of historical events and how theories influence and are influenced by health care.
HUMN 487 Philosophy of Health Care (3)
Considers the development of medical theory, institutions, practice, and their interrelationships. Focuses on the nature of scientific thought, the status of medical knowledge, and the connection between theory and observation.