This concentration serves students with broad interests in the humanities and social sciences, training them in sociocultural and historical perspectives on health apart from global and public health.

Concentration Rules

  • pre-approved courses are not required, but are examples of suitable courses
  • no more than three non-College courses are permitted
  • courses not on this list may petitioned
  • there is no doublecounting between the concentration and the rest of the major

Electives (pre-approved) 

ANTH 244     Disease and Human Evolution

ANTH 260   Cultures of Science and Technology

ANTH 332   Medicine and the Language of Pain

CLST 371   Greek and Roman Medicine

ENGL 107     Literature and Medicine

GRMN 253    Freud

GSWS 242   Science of Sex and Sexuality

HSOC 002    Medicine in History 

HSOC 112    The People's Health 

HSOC 140   History of Bioethics

HSOC 230   Fundamentals of Epidemiology

HSOC 260   Social Determinants of Health

HSOC 334   Birth Culture and Medical Technology

HSOC 430   Disease and Society 

NURS 313   Obesity and Society

SOCI 111   Health of Populations

SOCI 277   Mental Illness

STSC 212   Science, Technology and Warfare