HSOC majors take three department electives to acquire a foundation in the department's approach and methodology.
These courses provide critical perspectives important for understanding of the social context of health and medicine.

Courses which cannot be used for this requirement: Study abroad courses, non-College courses, courses from other departments, and courses not on this list.
Students may not petition courses not on this list for this requirement.

Elect 3 cu from the following:

HSOC 002 - Medicine in History
HSOC 010 - Health and Societies
HSOC 031 - Addiction
HSOC 041 - Cane and Able
HSOC 048 - Epidemics in History
HSOC 059 - Missionaries and Medical Partners
HSOC 102 - Bioethics
HSOC 112 - The People's Health
HSOC 131 - Sustainability and Public Health
HSOC 140 - History of Bioethics
HSOC 145 - Comparative Medicine (STSC 145)
HSOC 150 - American Health Policy
HSOC 152 - Technology and Medicine in Modern America (STSC 162)
HSOC 206 - Doing Good?
HSOC 209 - Race and Gender in Global Science (STSC 209)
HSOC 216 - Gender and Health
HSOC 219 - Race, Science and Globalization (STSC 219)
HSOC 230 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HSOC 231 - Insect Epidemiology
HSOC 238 - Medical Anthropology (ANTH 238)
HSOC 240 - Devices, Pills, People
HSOC 251 - Foundations of Public Health
HSOC 252 - Data and Death (STSC 252)
HSOC 258:  Law and Medicine
HSOC 259 - Intro to Complementary and Alterative Medicine
HSOC 260 - Social Determinants of Health
HSOC 262 - Environments and Public Health
HSOC 275 - Medical Sociology (SOCI 175)
HSOC 277 - Mental Illness (SOCI 277)
HSOC 329 - CSI Global: Forensic Medicine (STSC 329)
HSOC 331 - Reproductive Medicine
HSOC 334 - Birth Culture and Medical Technology|
HSOC 348 - Issues in Global Health
HSOC 352 - Medical Mestizaje
HSOC 358 - The Human Subject
HSOC 381 - Toxicity (STSC 381)
HSOC 382 - Guns and Love Gone Bad/Public Health and Violence
HSOC 391 - Bioethics and National Security (STSC 391)

STSC 001 - Emergence of Modern Science
STSC 003 - Technology and Society
STSC 028:  Medicine, Magic Miracles
STSC 082:  Sport Science in the World
STSC 110 - Science and Literature
STSC 123 - Darwin's Legacies
STSC 135 - Modern Biology and Social Implications
STSC 140: Histories of Race and Science in Philadelphia
STSC 160 - Information Age
STSC 168 - Environment and Society
STSC 178 - Everyday Technologies
STSC 179 - Down to Earth: Introduction to Environmental History
STSC 208 - Science and Religion
STSC 209 - Race and Gender in Global Science (HSOC 209)
STSC 212 - Science, Technology and Warfare
STSC 219 - Race, Science and Globalization (HSOC 219)
STSC 252 - Data and Death (HSOC 252)
STSC 260 - Cyberculture
STSC 270 - Digital Democracy
STSC 278 - Prove it!
STSC 279 - Nature's Nation (HSOC 279)
STSC 289 - Technologies of Self and Society
STSC 309 - Rifle and Compass
STSC 313 - The Universe
STSC 321 - Weird Science
STSC 328 - What is Prediction?
STSC 329 - CSI Global: Forensic Medicine (HSOC 329)
STSC 338 - Hybrid Science: Nature, Health and Society in Latin America (HSOC 338)
STSC 360 - Data Dreams
STSC 362 - Waters, Roads and Wires
STSC 363 - Technology and Democracy
STSC 370 - Many lives of data
STSC 372 - Animals in America 
STSC 379 - Animals in Science, Medicine and Technology (HSOC 379)
STSC 381 - Toxicity in Context (HSOC 381)
STSC 391 - Bioethics and National Security (HSOC 391)

CAPSTONES (These may be used as department electives if not being used for the capstone requirement)

HSOC 430 - Disease and Society
HSOC 432 - Medical Activism and the Politics of Health
HSOC 436 - Biopiracy (STSC 436)
HSOC 438 - Objects of Global Health
HSOC 448 - Bodies, Gender, Science and Medicine
HSOC 452 - Race and Medicine in America
HSOC 454 - Military Medicine and Technology (STSC 454)
HSOC 458 - Environments and Health
HSOC 459 - Defining Disability
HSOC 462 - Seeking Health

STSC 409 - Science and Disability (HSOC 409)
STSC 411 - Sport Science, Medicine and Technology (HSOC 411)
STSC 482 - Invisible Labor in the Human Sciences (HSOC 482)

 

Updated 12/4/19