Disease and Society

A concentration may contain no more than 3 non-College courses.

Petitions are welcomed for relevant courses not on these lists.


Core Courses
ONE of the following core courses is required. Once the core requirement is satisfied, any of the other core courses may be used as an elective in the concentration.

HSOC 112 The People's Health
HSOC 260 Social Determinants of Health (SOCI 259)
HSOC 430 Disease and Society

Pre-Approved Electives
Students must take five courses, either from this list of pre-approved courses OR students may petition to substitute other courses for these pre-approved electives, with up to three allowed from outside the College.

ANTH 244 Disease and Human Evolution
ANTH 260 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 273 Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH 332 Medicine and the Language of Pain
ANTH 359 Nutritional Anthropology
ANTH 437 Cultural Models and Health
ANTH 441 Cultural Approaches to Health
BFMD 073 Infectious Disease
CLST 371 Greek and Roman Medicine
ENGL 107 Medicine and Literature (formerly ENGL 085)
ENVS 407 Tobacco Addition
ENVS 408 Urban Asthma Epidemic
GRMN 253 Freud
GRMN 239 Sustainability and Utopia
GSWS 242 Science of Sex and Sexuality
HSOC 152 Technology and Medicine in Modern America (STSC 162)
HSOC 216  Gender and Society
HSOC 230 Epidemiology
HSOC 231 Insect Epidemiology
HSOC 232 Social Epidemiology
HSOC 259 Complementary/Alternative Med
HSOC 334  Birth Culture and Medical Technology
HSOC 337 Race and Medicine in the Global South
HSOC 382 Guns and Love Gone Bad
HSOC 454 Military Medicine and Technology
HSOC 471 Guns and Health
HSOC 481 Nonstranger Violence
*NURS 312  Nutritional Aspects of Disease
*NURS 313 Obesity in Society –OR- ANTH 152
*NURS 318 Race/Class/Gender in Hlth Care
*NURS 324  US Child Health
*NURS 343 Environmental Health Issues and Global Implications
PSCI 135 Politics of Food (HSOC 135)
PSCI 139 Politics of Poverty and Development (HSOC 139)
PSCI 335 Health Schools (HSOC 335)
RELS 409 Native American Spirituality and Health
SOCI 111 Health of Populations (HSOC 111)
SOCI 277 Mental Illness
STSC 209 Race and Gender in Global Science
STSC 212 Science, Technology and Warfare (HSOC 212)
STSC 328  What is prediction?
STSC 338  Hybrid Science: Nature, Health & Society in Latin America

*=non-College course

One of these may be used as a concentration elective for Disease and Society:
PHIL 072 Biomedical Ethics
HSOC 102 Bioethics (SOCI 101)
HSOC 118 Sociology of Bioethics (SOCI 118)
HSOC 140 History of Bioethics

One of these may be used as a concentration elective
BIOL 446 Statistics for Biologists
*STAT 111 Intro Stat (this counts as a non-College course)