Approved Courses

Approved HLTH Courses

The following courses may be used to satisfy the Health and Society minor course requirements. Additional approved courses will be updated quarterly. Please use this list of courses to map out your minor.

Please note: Not all courses are offered every academic year. Visit our AY course offerings for information about which courses will be offered in the current academic year.

Courses below are listed by their parent units.

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH 23807 Toxic: Burdens and Environmental Exposure
BPRO 22700 Abortion: Morality, Politics, Philosophy
BPRO 22800 Drinking Alcohol: Social Problem or Normal Cultural Practice?
BPRO 23100 Food: From Need to Want, or Ethics and Aesthetics
BPRO 28300 Disability and Design
CCTS 20400 Health Disparities in Breast Cancer
CEGU 22100 Disease, Health, and the Environment in Global Context
CHDV 20000 Introduction to Human Development
CHDV 21500 Darwinian Health
CHDV 23301 Culture, Mental Health and Psychiatry
CHDV 23305 Critical Studies of Mental Health in Higher Education
CHDV 24599 Historical and Contemporary Issues in US Health Inequality
CHDV 25777 Aging and the Life Course: An Intersectional Perspective
CHDV 27099 Anthropology of Trauma: Historical, Theoretical, and Cross-Cultural Approaches
CHDV 27250 Psychological Anthropology
CHSS 32000 Introduction to Science Studies
CMLT 25662 Archiving AIDS: Art, Literature, Theory
ECON 24450 Inequality and the Social Safety Net: Theory, Empirics and Policies
ENGL 10116 Medicine in British Popular Culture
ENGL 10620 Literature, Medicine, and Embodiment
ENGL 15520 Illness and Life Writing
ENST 20151 Pacific Worlds: Race, Gender, Health, and the Environment
ENST 20170 Pandemics, Urban Space, and Public Life
ENST 21700 Applied Research in Environment, Development, and Health
(approval contingent on the focus of the research project)
ENST 25460 Environmental Effects on Human Health
GNSE 12123 Global Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Theory and Practice
GNSE 23136 On Being Ill: Feminist and Queer Cancer Narratives
HIPS 29635 Tutorial: Power and Medicine
HPS 29641 Tutorial: Medical Ethics in the Hospital and Clinic
HIPS 29643 Tutorial: Toxic America: Pollutants, Poisons, Politics
HIST 20111 History of Death
HIST 27720 Disability in American History
HIST 29607 Epidemics, Public Health, and Cities
HIST 29678 History Colloquium: Medicine and Society
HLTH 12103 Treating Trans-: Practices of Medicine, Practices of Theory
HLTH 17000 Introduction to Health and Society (Required)
HLTH 24299 Death and Dying
HLTH 24299 Troubling Adolescence
HMRT 21400 Health and Human Rights
HMRT 23000 Encountering AIDS: Queer Representations, Loss and Memory
HUMA 25207 Mindfulness: Experience and Media
IRHU 20009 Normal People: History of the Human Sciences
IRHU 27000 Race in Science and Medicine from 1800 to Present
IRHU 27001 The Human Body in Extremes
IRHU 27006 Research in Archives: Human Bodies in History
IRHU 27009 Normal People
KNOW 26230 Death Panels: Exploring Death and Dying Through Comics
KNOW 27015 Graphic Medicine: Comic Creation as Knowledge Formation
KNOW 36069 Scientific Childhood
KNOW 36077 Crisis of Expertise
KNOW 26078 Normal People: History of the Human Sciences
KNOW 37017 [Re] Framing Graphic Medicine
PBHS 24700 Community Health Promotion
PBHS 30910 Epidemiology and Population Health
PBHS 31450 Social Inequalities in Health: Race/Ethnicity and Class
PBHS 31720 Climate Change and Human Health
PBHS 31900 Global Health Metrics
PBHS 33700 Sexual Health: Identity, Behavior, and Outcomes
PBHS 33800 Global Maternal and Child Health
PBHS 34800 Management of Community Health Organizations
PBHS 35100 Health Services Research Methods
PBHS 35500 Introduction to US Health Policy and Politics
PBHS 35600 Money, Medicine, and Markets: The Financialization of the US Health System
PBHS 38010 Economic Analysis of Health Policies
PBPL 28925 Health Impacts of Transportation Policies
PHIL 21609 Medical Ethics: Central Topics
PPHA 37820 Health Care Markets and Regulation
PPHA 38300 Health Economics and Public Policy
PSYC 21750 Biological Clocks and Behavior
PSYC 22350 Social Neuroscience
RLST 20223 Magic, Miracles, and Medicine: Healthcare in the Bible and Ancient World
RLST 23300 Religion and Psychiatry
RLST 24000 Is It Ethical to Have Children?
RLST 24103 Bioethics
RLST 26301 Religion and AIDS
RLST 26302 Religion, Medicine, and the Experience of Illness
RLST 26302 Religion and Abortion in the United States
RLST 26313 Judaism, Medicine, and the Body
RLST 26316 Medical Innovation and Religious Reform in Early Modernity
RLST 26322 Healing Traditions
RLST 27501 Indigenous Religions, Health, and Healing
RLST 28900 Magic, Science and Religion
SOCI 20580 Health and Society
SPAN 22623 Writing Contagion
SPAN 28700 Monsters and Misfits: Disability in Early Modern Spanish Literature
SSAD 21300 Global Mental Health
SSAD 24950 International Disability Rights and Justice
SSAD 46622 Key Issues in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Case Studies Approach
SSAD 49032 Health and Aging Policy

Only one methods or statistics course may be used to satisfy the minor


Course Number

Course Title

ANTH 21420 Ethnographic Methods
CHDV 20100 Human Development Research Design
CHDV 20101 Applied Statistics in Human Development Research
ECON 21010 Statistical Methods in Economics
PBHS 34900 GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
SOCI 20001 Sociological Methods
SOCI 20004 Statistical Methods of Research
SOSC 20112 Introductory Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences
SOSC 20224 Virtual Ethnographic Field Research Methods
SOSC 26035 Approaches to Social Science Research Design

The following courses have been offered within the last 4 years, but will not likely be offered in the future.
HLTH minors who took one or more courses may still count them toward the minor. 

ANTH 21333 The Lived Body: Anthropology, Materiality, Meaningful Practice
ANTH 21351 Proximity: An Anthropology of Social Distance
ANTH 24309 Reproductive Worlds
ANTH 24352 Health, Value, Politics
CCTS 21011 Clinical Research Design and Interpretation of Health Data
CCTS 21017 Good Vibes Only: Spiritual Energy Healing and Alternative Health in America
CHDV 20399 Trauma, Vulnerability, and the Martial Body
CHDV 20415 Sexuality and Health
CHDV 23405 Cultural Diversity, Structural Barriers, and Multilingualism in Clinical and Healing Encounters
CHDV 24105 Animals, Health, and Society
CHDV 25030 The Politics of Reproduction
ENGL 10116 Medicine in British Popular Culture
GNSE 21301 Global Mental Health
HIPS 29641 Tutorial: Medical Ethics in the Hospital and Clinic
HIST 25218 American Epidemics, Past and Present
HLTH 24001 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender
HLTH 24002 Mind, Brain, and Mental Health
IRHU 27001 The Human Body in Extremes
KNOW 32206 The Ontologies of Illness
KNOW 36080 Technologies of the Body
PBPL 26690 The Politics of Health Care
SOCI 20537 Gender, Health, and Medicine