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Health Studies

Minoring

The Health Studies minor consists of 24 semester credits (typically six courses).

  • The three core courses:
    • One statistics course, chosen from ECON 103 (Statistics), MATH 105 (Perspectives on Statistics), MATH 123 (Calculus and Statistics for Modeling the Life Sciences), MATH 255 (Statistical Concepts and Methods), or PSY 200 (Statistics)
    • One foundational course in health studies: HEAL 210 (Public Health) or PSY 375 (Health Psychology)
    • An internship capstone: HEAL 300 (Health Studies Internship)
  • Elective courses, four credits from each of three categories:
    • mechanisms of wellness and disease
    • psychological and narrative representations of wellness and disease
    • global and cultural approaches to wellness and disease.
    • Examples of elective courses include: Introduction to Neuroscience; Disease Ecology; Physiology; Drugs and Behavior; Writing, Illness, and Medicine; Psychiatric Health; Health Narratives; Religion and Medicine; Medicine, Healing and Culture; and Global Health Economics.

All Health Studies minors take at least four credits from each of the three categories below:

Mechanisms of Wellness and Disease

  • BIO 252: Introduction to Neuroscience
  • BIO 370: Disease Ecology
  • BIO 375: Physiology
  • CHEM 100: Perspectives in Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 105: Perspectives in Nutrition
  • CHEM 315: Aquatic Chemistry
  • CHEM 421: Neurochemistry
  • CHEM 443: Medicinal Organic Chemistry
  • HEAL 340: Epidemiology
  • PSY 240: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 280: Brain & Behavior
  • PSY 380: Drugs & Behavior

Psychological/Narrative Representations of Wellness and Disease

  • ENG 100: Writing, Illness & Medicine
  • HEAL 151: Renaissance Medicine
  • PSY 375: Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 395: Psychiatric Health
  • PSY 435: Applied Development
  • PSY 440: Social Constructions of Madness
  • RHMS 320: Health Narratives

Global/Cultural Approaches to Wellness and Disease

  • ECON 312: Global Health Economics
  • IA 362: Politics of Humanitarian Intervention & Violence
  • RELS 106: Religion and Medicine
  • SOAN 255: Medicine, Healing, & Culture
  • SOAN 334: Anthropology of Suffering
  • SOAN 359: Topics in Medical Anthropology
  • SOAN 395: Anthropology of the Body



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