Concentration Rules

  • no more than three non-College courses are permitted
  • elective courses not on this list may petitioned
  • there is no doublecounting between the concentration and the rest of the major
  • courses not used for the core course may be used as topical electives

Core course  (1 cu required)

*HCMG 101 Health Care Systems
*HCMG 202 OR HCMG 302 (ECON 039) (They have the same title, but 302 is more calculus/micro based than 202.  ECON 039 counts as a non-College course).
*HCMG 204 Comparative Health Care Systems

Topical Electives  (5 cu required) 

ANTH 234 Pharmaceuticals and Global Health
ANTH 260 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 273 Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
*BEPP 201  Political Economy of Social Policy
*BIOE 575 Health Policy
ECON 036 Law and Economics (or ECON 234 with math prerequisites)
ENGL 107 Medicine and Literature (formerly ENGL 085)
GRMN 253 Freud
GSWS 242 Science of Sex and Sexuality
*HCMG 203 Clinical Issues in Health Care Management
*HCMG 212  Health Care Quality and Outcomes
*HCMG 213  Health Care Management and Strategy
*HCMG 215 Economics and Management of Pharma and Biotech
*HCMG 216 Health Insurance and the Industrial Organization of Health Care
HIST 107 Comparative Capitalist Systems
HIST 161 American Capitalism
HSOC 112 The People's Health
HSOC 150 American Health Policy
HSOC 152 Technology and Medicine in Modern America
HSOC 260 Social Determinants of Health
**HSOC 430 Disease and Society
*LGST 211 Legal Aspects of Health Care
*NURS 318 Race/Class/Gender In Health Care
*NURS 324 U.S. Child Health
PSCI 221: Health Policy and Politics in Comparative Perspective
PSCI 414 Comparative Politics of the Welfare State
SOCI 134 Health and Social Policy
SOCI 135  Law and Society
SOCI 277 Mental Illness
STSC 328  What is Prediction?

*non-College course
**If this course is used in the concentration, it cannot be used to fulfill the capstone requirement


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)

ONE of these may be used as HMF concentration electives:

HSOC 102 Bioethics  (SOCI 101)
HSOC 140 History of Bioethics
*NURS 330 Health Care Ethics
PHIL 072 Biomedical Ethics  (HSOC 101)
SOCI 118 Sociology of Bioethics  (HSOC 118)

TWO of these may be used as HMF concentration electives:

ENVS 404 URB ENV: LEAD IN W PHILA
ENVS 406  COMM BASED ENVIR HEALTH         
ENVS 407  PREVENTION OF TOBACCO
ENVS 408 URBAN ASTHMA EPIDEMIC

NOTE: ECON 001 AND ECON 002 DO NOT COUNT FOR THIS CONCENTRATION