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

  • These courses are examples of kinds of courses suitable for the concentration and in what departments students should look for courses.

  • These courses are not required courses for the major, though they are pre-approved for convenience

  • Suitable courses not on this list may 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