The following list of pre-approved courses is intended to inspire, not to require.  This list suggests some of the courses which have been used in the past for the concentration and which can  individualize the concentration around a student's interests and goals.


Concentration Rules

  • Core courses may not be replaced by a petitioned course
  • Relevant courses may be petitioned
  • Up to three non-College courses* are permitted 

Concentration electives (Select 6 of these and/or petitioned equivalents)

AFRC 202: Spirit Possession in the Caribbean
ANTH 244: Disease and Human Evolution
ANTH 260: Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 332: Medicine and the Language of Pain
ANTH 415: Archeology of Animals
BIOL 430: Evolution and Ecology of Epidemic Diseases
CLST 271: Greek and Roman Medicine
ENGL 107: Literature and Medicine
ENVS 406: Community Based Environmental Health
FOLK 406: Folklore and the Supernatural
GRMN 253: Freud
HSOC 140: History of Bioethics
HSOC 230: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HSOC 260:  Social Determinants of Health
HSOC 334: Birth Culture and Medical Technology
NURS 313:  Obesity and Society*
NURS 315: Sociocultural Influences on Health*
PUBH 541: Social Epidemiology*
RELS 239:  Death, Disease and Demons in the Medieval World
SOCI 111: Health of Populations
SOCI 264: Poverty, Race and Health
SOCI 277:  Mental Illness
STSC 212:   Science, Technology and Warfare

ONE of these may be used in the concentration:

ENVS 404/407/408 Urban Environments