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
  • courses not used for the core requirement may be used as topical courses

Core Course (1 cu required)

ANTH 273:  Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives (HSOC 239)
HSOC 337: Race and Medicine in the Global South
HSOC 348: Current Issues in Global Health
*PUBH 519:  Introduction to Global Health

HSOC 145 (if not used as the core pre-requisite course for the major)

Regional Requirement (1 cu required) 
HSOC majors are required to take ONE course about a region of the world that is not the United States. NOTE: This is a change as of May 2019. GBH concentrators who have completed two regional courses already may use both for the concentration.  All GBH concentrators from May 2019 on are only required to complete one.

The courses listed below are courses students have used in the past, but new courses suitable for the regional requirement appear each term.
Students may look beyond this list for regional courses that resemble these courses and consult with the HSOC Director or Associate Director about potential choices.

AFRC 075: Africa to 1800 (HIST 075)
AFRC 076: Africa since 1800 (HIST 076)
AFRC 190: Introduction to Africa (ANTH 190, HIST 190)  
HIST 002: Europe in a Wider World
HIST 071: Latin America, 1791-Present (LALS 071)
HIST 081: History of the Middle East since 1800 (NELC 031)
HIST 097:  History of Modern China
HIST 372: History of Foreign Aid to Africa. (AFST 372)
NELC 102: Introduction to Middle East 600-present
PSCI 213: Latin American Politics
SAST 001: Introduction to Modern India
SAST 008: India: Culture and Society
STSC 338: Hybrid Science: Nature, Culture and Health in Latin America

Topical Electives (4 cu required)

ANTH 234: Pharma and Global Health
ANTH 260: Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 332: Medicine and the Language of Pain
ANTH 402: Applied Research Skills in Global Community Health
EALC 242: Medicine and Healing in China
GSWS 242:Science of Sex and Sexuality
*HCMG 204: Comparative Health Systems
HIST 130: History of Globalization
HSOC 059: Medical Missionaries
HSOC 102: Bioethics
HSOC 112: The People's Health
HSOC 206: Doing Good
HSOC 230: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HSOC 231: Insect Epidemiology
HSOC 251: Foundations of Public Health
HSOC 259:Complementary and Alternative Medicine
HSOC 337: Race and Medicine in the Global South
HSOC 338: Hybrid Science
HSOC 348: Current Issues in Global Health
**HSOC 430: Disease and Society
*NURS 316: International Nutrition
*NURS 343 Environmental Health Issues and Global Implications
PSCI 135: Politics of Hunger (HSOC 135)
PSCI 221: Health Policy and Politics in Comparative Perspective
PSCI 414 Comparative Politics of the Welfare State
SOCI 012: Globalization (ANTH 012)
SOCI 111: Health of Populations (HSOC 111)
SOCI 134: Health and Social Policy
SOCI 231: Global Health
STSC 209: Race and Gender in Global Science
**STSC 436: Biopiracy (HSOC 436)

*=non-College course.  Students may include up to the 3 non-College courses in the concentration
**If this course is used in the concentration, it cannot be used to fulfill the capstone requirement

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