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18 credit hours of course work, distributed as follows:

1. CORE COURSE – One of the following core courses (3 hours):

  • MHS 1920, Politics of Health
  • MHS 1930, Social Dimensions of Health and Illness
  • MHS 1940, Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities
  • MHS 1950, Theories of the Body
  • MHS 2110, American Medicine in the World
  • MHS 2230, Masculinity and Men’s Health
  • MHS 3890 (HUM 1610), COVID and Society
  • ANTH 2342, Biology of Inequality

2. CONCENTRATION – Three courses (9 hours) not used to satisfy the core course of elective requirements in one of the concentrations areas:

  • Global health: emphasizes social and political determinants of global health disparities, history of global public health concepts and practices, relationship between culture and health, various health systems.
  • Health policies and economies: emphasizes the economic, legal, and political dimensions of health.
  • Health behaviors and health sciences: emphasizes biological and social foundations of health.
  • Inequality, intersectionality, and health justice: emphasizes how diverse structures of inequality intersect and shape health disparities; and considers the role of social justice movements in reducing inequities.
  • Medicine, humanities and the arts: emphasizes critical inquiry of our most basic ideas about health and medicine.

(Applicable courses are listed in the catalog).

3. ELECTIVES –‐ Two additional courses (6 hours) not used to satisfy the core course or concentration requirements, chosen from the catalog. All MHS courses may count as electives (except MHS 3830/3831; 3880/3881; and 4998/4999).

4. DISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENT — One course (3 hours) from the following courses must be used to satisfy the concentration requirement or electives requirement.

  • ANTH 2213W, Food, Identity, and Culture
  • ANTH 3143, Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 3141, Anthropology of Healing
  • ANTH 3345, Genetics in Society
  • CSET 2500, Science for Everyone
  • CSET 2550, Genetic Breakthroughs: The Promise and the Problems
  • ECON 2350, Health Care Policy
  • ECON 3350, Economics of Health
  • GSS 3305, Gender and Sexuality in Times of Pandemic
  • HIST 2780, Superhuman Civilization
  • HIST 2800, Modern Medicine
  • MHS 1960, Health Humanities
  • MHS 2140, Health Care in the United States: Policy and Politics
  • MHS 3050W, Medicine and Literature
  • MHS 3120, Medicine, Science, and Technology
  • MUSL 3235, Music, Pandemics, and History
  • PHIL 1008, 1008W, Introduction to Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 3608, Ethics and Medicine
  • PSY 3635, Health Psychology
  • RSLT 4834, Post-Freudian Theories and Religion
  • SOC 3301, Society and Medicine
  • SOC 3304, Race, Gender, and Health
  • SOC 3306, Gender and Medical Work