The following list of pre-approved courses is intended to inspire, not to require.  This list suggests some of the courses which have been used in the past for the concentration and which can  individualize the concentration around a student's interests and goals.

Concentration Rules

  • Core courses may not be replaced by a petitioned course
  • Relevant courses may be petitioned
  • Up to three non-College courses* are permitted 

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