What counts as a "department course" is a course taught by the department and listed here. Our faculty are trained to provide a distinct critical perspective on science, technology and medicine.  Department courses provide students with that perspective.  Courses taught by other faculty in other departments on similar topics are valuable but do not necessarily provide this required perspective. 

The courses on this list are the only courses that fulfill the 3 c.u. "Department Courses" portion of the major. 
NOTE: there are a few courses labeled HSOC and STSC which do not count as Department electives.  

HSOC 002 - Medicine in History
HSOC 010 - Health and Societies
HSOC 042 - Snip and Tuck
HSOC 102 - Bioethics
HSOC 107 - Science, Medicine and Technology in Colonial India
HSOC 112 - The People's Health
HSOC 131 - Sustainability and Public Health
HSOC 135 - Politics of Food
HSOC 140 - History of Bioethics
HSOC 145 - Comparative Medicine (STSC 145)
HSOC 150 - American Health Policy
HSOC 152 - Technology and Medicine in Modern America (STSC 162)
HSOC 158 - Environments and Health
HSOC 206 - Doing Good?
HSOC 216 - Gender and Health
HSOC 230 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HSOC 231 - Insect Epidemiology
HSOC 232 - Social Epidemiology
HSOC 238 - Medical Anthropology (ANTH 238)
HSOC 241 - Stem Cells, Science and Society
HSOC 251 - Foundations of Public Health
HSOC 259 - Intro to CAM
HSOC 260 - Social Determinants of Health
HSOC 275 - Medical Sociology (SOCI 175)
HSOC 277 - Mental Illness (SOCI 277)
HSOC 335 - Healthy Schools
HSOC 337 - Race and Medicine in the Global South
HSOC 334 - Birth Culture and Medical Technology
HSOC 340 - The Curing Machine
HSOC 347 - Asian Medicine and Modernities
HSOC 348 - Issues in Global Health
HSOC 382 - Guns and Love Gone Bad
HSOC 391 - Bioethics and National Security (STSC 391)
HSOC 421 - Medicine and Development
HSOC 430 - Disease and Society
HSOC 436 - Biopiracy (STSC 436)
HSOC 442 - Hospital as Curing Machine (STSC 442)
HSOC 454 - Military Medicine and Technology (STSC 454)
HSOC 458 - Environments and Health
HSOC 462 - Seeking Health
HSOC 471 - Guns and Health
HSOC 481 - Nonstranger Violence

STSC 001 - Emergence of Modern Science
STSC 003 - Technology and Society
STSC 018 - Imported Futures
STSC 021 - From Darwin to DNA
STSC 077 - Voyages of Discovery
STSC 110 - Science and Literature
STSC 123 - Darwin's Legacies
STSC 135 - Modern Biology and Social Implications
STSC 160 - Information Age
STSC 168 - Environment and Society
STSC 169 - Engineering Planet Earth
STSC 179 - Down to Earth: Introduction to Environmental History
STSC 201 - History of the Physical Sciences
STSC 202 - Scientific Revolution
STSC 208 - Science and Religion
STSC 209 - Race and Gender in Global Science (HSOC 209)
STSC 212 - Science, Technology and Warfare
STSC 260 - Cyberculture
STSC 272 - Energy in America
STSC 279 - Nature's Nation (HSOC 279)
STSC 308 - Science, Technology and Global Capitalism
STSC 316 - Science, Technology and Society in East Asia
STSC 319 - Science in Context
STSC 328 - What is Prediction?
STSC 338 - Hybrid Science: Nature, Health and Society in Latin America (HSOC 338)
STSC 363 - Technology and Democracy 
STSC 379 - Animals in Science, Medicine and Technology (HSOC 379)
STSC 408 - Depicting Data and Picturing Nature
STSC 411 - Sport Science, Medicine and Technology
STSC 429 - The Neurological Condition (HSOC 429)
STSC 442 - Hospital as Curing Machine 
STSC 443 - Science and the Senses
STSC 461 - The Child in the City