The Global Health Humanities Gateway (GHHG) highlights the best advantages of a liberal arts education by linking the humanities and the sciences, and offering insight into the political, social, and cultural contexts of health care. Global Health Humanities uses the critical and analytical tools of the humanities to examine and interpret health-related discourses, practices, and inequities in their cultural, social, political, and historical contexts. This program leverages Trinity’s unique strengths as a liberal arts college located in a diverse capital city with strong and vibrant transnational communities and global connections.
Become a Global Citizen
Students develop the intellectual framework and openness to work with global, transnational communities from a variety of provenances. This three-semester program emphasizes the interconnection of the sciences and the humanities, and the essentialness of bringing a humanistic perspective to science-dominant fields.
Experiential Learning, Rooted in Literature
In the first semester of study, students are introduced to the role of the humanities in the greater understanding of health, wellness, and disease. Students explore representations of illness, healthcare, and caregiving in art, writing, and music through foundational literature in the discipline and sustained engagement with key readings. The second semester focuses on the Health Humanities in Hartford communities and includes community experiential learning components to further explore the connection between the human experience and health science. During this first year, students take at least one and up to two electives from a variety of health-related courses throughout the college. Students complete the gateway by studying abroad at an approved global site or by completing a semester-long independent project.