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Body and Mind

What does Body and Mind mean?

The mind-body approach is in contrast to the traditional, reductionist biomedical model of medicine that suggests every disease process can be explained in terms of an underlying biological deviation from normal function such as a pathogen, genetic or developmental abnormality, or injury. The “mind-body connection” is a common term for the bio psychosocial health model, a general model or approach that suggests the relationship between biological, psychological (including thoughts, emotions, and behaviors), and social factors, that may all play a significant role in human functioning in the context of disease or illness. Indeed, health is best understood in terms of a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors rather than purely in biological terms. Mental health systems, the obesity epidemic, health–spiritual connections, and testing methods for new drugs are examples of real world problems that this theme might consider. This theme can contribute to a greater understanding for majors and minors such as Health and Human Performance, Athletic Training, Biomedical Sciences, Gerontology, Global Public Health, Human and Family Development, Pre-Med, Pre-Physical Therapy, Native American Studies, Pharmacy, Nursing, Social Work and Public Health.

General Education Courses

GLI Fellows should plan to take at least 3 General Education courses that relate to their Theme and Topic. For courses that address the issues of Body and Mind, please consult the list below.

Course Number Course Name
ANTY 101H Anthropology and the Human Experience
ANTY 133H Food and Culture
ANTY 210S Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ANTY 211N Anthropological Genetics
BIOB 130N Evolution and Society
BIOB 160N Principles of Living Systems
BIOM 250N Microbiology for Health Sciences
M 105 Contemporary Math (Group II)
M 115 Probability and Linear Math (Group II)
NASX 388X Native American Health and Healing
PHL 321E Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics
PHSX 205N College Physics I
PHSX 206N College Physics I Laboratory I
PHSX 215N Fundamentals of Physics with Calculus I
PHSX 216N Physics Laboratory I with Calculus
PSYX 340S Abnormal Psychology
PSYX 385S Psychology of Personality
SOCI 275S Gender and Society
THTR 210 Voice and Speech I (Group III)
THTR 211 Voice and Speech II (Group III)

Elective Courses

If Fellows are unable to find General Education courses that meet their needs, elective courses may also be used. For elective courses that address the issues of Body and Mind, please consult the list below.

Course Number Course Name
ANTY 227 Human Sexuality
ANTY 310 Human Variation
ANTY 412 Human Osteology
ANTY 415 Emergence of Modern Humans
ANTY 416 Dental Anthropology
ANTY 417 Adaptation and Nutritional Anthropology
ANTY 426 Culture, Health and Healing
BCH 110 The Biochemistry of Life
BCH 111 The Biochemistry of Life Laboratory
BCH 380 Biochemistry
BCH 480 Advanced Biochemistry I
BCH 482 Advanced Biochemistry II
BIOH 112 Intro to Human Form and Function I
BIOH 113 Intro to Human Form and Function II
BIOM 227 Epidemiology of Vector-Borne & Paras. Dis.
ECNS 310 Health Economics
HSTR 320 European Social and Intellectual History: 1450-1789
HSTR 323 European Social and Intellectual History: The 19th Century
HSTR 325 European Social and Intellectual History: The 20th Century
LIT 391 Brain, Mind & Literary Imagination
NASX 388 Native American Health and Healing
PHL 321E Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics
PSCI 227 Issues in Global Public Health
PSCI 445 Political Psychology
PSYX 345 Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders
PSYX 441 Addiction Studies
PSYX 442 Counseling Theories in Context