Concentration Rules

  • course lists suggest (not require) what kinds of courses fit the categories of the concentration
  • up to three non-College courses are permitted in the. concentration
  • elective courses not on this list may be 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

Political Economy (1 cu required)
The study of the role of public policy and politics in influencing a country's economy and social welfare.

BEPP 201: Political Economy of Social Policy* 
BIOE 575: Health Care Reform*
HCMG 202: Economics and Financing of Healthcare (ECON 039)*
HCMG 204: Comparative Health Care Systems*
HIST 131: Financial Meltdowns, Past and Present
HIST 161: American Capitalism
PSCI 414: Comparative Politics of the Welfare State

Health Policy (1 cu required)

BIOE 571: Global Health Policy: Justice, Governance and Reform*
HSOC 150: American Health Policy
HSOC 251: Foundations of Public Health
PSCI 221: Health Policy and Politics in Comparative Perspective
SOCI 134: Health and Social Policy

Law and Society (1 cu required)

ENVS 406: Community-Based Environmental Health
HIST 168: History of American Law 
HIST 169: History of American Law
LGST 101: Law and Social Values*
NURS 331: Forensic Mental Health*
SOCI 135: Law and Society
SOCI 235: Law and Social Change

Philosophical/Ethical (1 cu required)

BIOE 401: Introduction to Bioethics*
HSOC 102: Bioethics (SOCI 101)
HSOC 140: History of Bioethics
LGST 100: Ethics and Social Responsibility*
NURS 330: Health Care Ethics*
PUBH 507: Public Health Law and Ethics*
PHIL 072: Biomedical Ethics (HSOC 102)

Topical Electives (2 cu required)
These courses are pre-approved but not required courses; suitable courses may be petitioned.
Courses not used from above categories may be used here as well.

ANTH 273: Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
HSOC 112: The People's Health
HSOC 216: Gender and Society
HSOC 230: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HSOC 260: Social Determinants of Health
HSOC 382: Public Health and Violence
HCMG 101: Health Care Systems*
HCMG 204: Comparative Health Care Systems*
NURS 324: US Child Health*
URBS 201: Urban Health Systems

Two of these courses may be used as topical 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

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

*Non-College course

NOTE: ECON 001/ECON 002 cannot count for this concentration.

Updated 12/4/19