Concentration Rules

  • no more than three non-College courses are permitted
  • elective 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 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
ECON 236 Health Economics (an advanced course for ECON majors)
*HCMG 202 Econ/Financing of Hlth Care (xlisted as ECON 039 - counts as a Wharton course)
HIST 107 Comparative Capitalist Systems (sometimes restricted to Wharton)
HIST 161 American Capitalism
PSCI 135 The Politics of Food
PSCI 414 Comparative Politics of the Welfare State

Health Policy (1 cu required)
*BIOE 571: Global Health Policy: Justice, Governance and Reform
*BIOE 575 Health Policy
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)
HIST 167 Foundations of Law
HIST 168 History of American Law
HIST 169 History of American Law
*LGST 101 Law and Social Values
SOCI 135 Law and Society
SOCI 235 Law and Social Change

Philosophical/Ethical (1 cu required)
HSOC 102 Bioethics (SOCI 101)
HSOC 140 History of Bioethics
*LGST 100 Ethics and Social Responsibility
*NURS 330 Health Care Ethics
PHIL 072 Biomedical Ethics (HSOC 102)
SOCI 118 Sociology of Bioethics (HSOC 118)

Topical Electives (2 cu required)
These courses are pre-approved to fulfill the two electives for this concentration. Courses not used from above categories may be used here as well, or students may petition relevant courses.

ANTH 260 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 273 Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH 332 Medicine and the Language of Pain
GSWS 242 Science of Sex and Sexuality
HSOC 112 The People's Health
HSOC 216 Gender and Society
HSOC 230 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HSOC 231 Insect Epidemiology
HSOC 260 Social Determinants of Health
HSOC 382 Public Health and Violence
**HSOC 430 Disease and Society
*HCMG 101 Health Care Systems
*HCMG 204 Comparative Health Care Systems
*NURS 318 Race/Class/Gender Hlth Care
*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
**If this course is used in the concentration, it cannot be used to fulfill the capstone requirement

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