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Sociomedical Sciences Minor

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One Capstone Experience (choose one from the list below)

•    ANTH 382 Ethnographic Field Methods (PreReq: ANTH 202). Offered every Fall. 
•    ANTH 322 Anthropology of the U.S./Mexico Border. Offered as a Study Away during Winter Intersession.
•    ANTH 395 Internship with an institution working to address the social determinants of health/health inequities
•    ANTH 402 Sociomedical Sciences Capstone (PreReq: ANTH 302). Offered every Fall.
•    SOCL 361 Field Research Methods (PreReq: Any 100-level SOCL Course). Offered every Fall.
•    SOCL 395 Internship with an institution working to address the social determinants of health/health inequities

Electives— Choose five courses. At least one course from ANTH, at least one course from SOCL, and at least one course outside of ANTH and SOCL. At least one course must be at the 300-level or higher. Four of the courses must be taken from the Group A Core Courses list.  

Group A: Core Courses (Take 4-5 courses)

  • ANTH 202: M/Nutrition, Disease and Health. Offered every Fall in-person and Winter & Summer sessions online.
  • ANTH 216: Race, Racism and Health (Race, Racism & the Black Experience in the Americas
  • ANTH 238: Ethnomedicine in Latin America & the Caribbean
  • ANTH 302: Medical Anthropology (PreReq: ANTH 202)
  • ANTH 306: Human Growth & Development (PreReq: ANTH 202)
  • ANTH 311: Language & Healing (PreReq: ANTH 120 or ANTH 202)
  • ANTH 313: Global Health Issues (PreReq: ANTH 100 or ANTH 202)
  • ANTH 343: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women’s Health (PreReq: ANTH 100 or ANTH 202)
  • BIOL 210: Nutrition (PreReq: Any 100-level Biology course)
  • BIOL 318: M/Health & the Developing World (2 PreReqs: BIOL 117 and BIOL 119) 
  • BIOL 344: Biology and Global Health in Ghana (4 credits) (PreReq: BIOL 117 and BIOL 119)
  • ECON 346: Health Economics (PreReq: ECON 110 and ECON 210 and Junior/Senior standing. Note: SMSc minors have approval to request an override from the School of Business to register for this course during the add/drop period if there are seats available) 
  • ENGL 101: Topics in Literature - Literature, Medicine, and Racism (4 credits). A DegreeWorks waiver will be issued for ENGL 101 only when it has this subtitle.
  • ENGL 427: Literary Representations of Disability (PreReq: ENGL 203)
  • HIST 240: Topics in European History - Body Matters: Medicine and Health to 1600 (4 credits) 
  • HIST 240: Topics in European History: History of Science (4 credits). A DegreeWorks waiver will be issued for HIST 240 only when it has the Body Matters or History of Science subtitles.
  • HIST 275 : Global History of Sexual Science (4 credits) 
  • INTD 207: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies 
  • PHIL 235: Philosophy of Biology (PreReq: One course in biology or in philosophy)
  • PHIL 236: Medicine & Morality 
  • PSYC 260: Abnormal Psychology (PreReq: PSYC 100) 
  • PSYC 268: Health Psychology (PreReq: PSYC 100)
  • PSYC 308: Psychology of Women (PreReq: PSYC 100, 225, 233, 250, 251)
  • PSYC 365: Clinical Psychology (PreReq: PSYC 100, 225, 233, 250, 251)
  • PSYC 366: Developmental Psychopathology (PreReq: PSYC 100, 225, 233, 250, 251)
  • PSYC 385: Cross-cultural Psychology (PreReq: PSYC 215 or 216)
  • SOC 213: Sociology of Medicine
  • SOCL 281: Selected Topics - Gender and Health (PreReq: SOCL 100 or SOCL 102 or SOCL 105) A DegreeWorks waiver will be issued for SOCL 281 only when it has this subtitle.
  • SOCL 314: Illness, Self, and Society (PreReq: SOCL 100 or SOCL 102 or SOCL 105)
  • SOCL 358: Sociology of Emotions (PreReq: Any 100-level Sociology course).
  • New or slot/topics courses with the words “Health,” “Medicine,” or “Healing” in the title can be used to fulfill an elective for the Group A requirement. Email Dr. Medeiros for course approval before registering.

Group B: Complementary Courses (Take 0-1 courses)

  • ANTH 226: M/Anthropology of Latin America & the Caribbean
  • ANTH 307: Anthropology of Development 
  • ANTH 316: Human Ecology (PreReq: ANTH 105 or ENVR 124)
  • ANTH 318: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America (PreReq: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101)
  • BLKS 200: Introduction to Black Studies 
  • BLKS 220: Black Lives Matter 
  • GEOG 286: Geographic Information Systems (4 credits) (Requires permission of the instructor) 
  • GEOG 362 M/Geography of Latin America (PreReq: GEOG 102 or 110 or 123)
  • GEOG 363: M/Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • GEOG 384: Geography of Food
  • GEOG 388: Urban Lives & Livelihoods in Ghana (Note: This is a study abroad course) 
  • HIST 260: S/U/Issues in the History of American Women 
  • HIST 261: M/U/Native American History 
  • HIST 262: S/American Indian Law and Public Policy 
  • HIST 266: S/U/Civil Rights Movement in America 
  • HIST 271: S/M/History of Latin America since 1825 
  • HIST 480: LACAANA History: Environmental History of Africa (PreReq: HIST 302)  
  • HIST 480: LACAANA History: History of Aid and Development in Africa (PreReq: HIST 302). A Degree Works waiver will be issued for HIST 480 only when it has the Env. History or History of Aid subtitles.
  • PLSC 360: S/M/Developing World Politics 
  • PLSC 362: Government and Politics in Africa 
  • PLSC 412: American Social Welfare Policy (PreReq: PLSC 110) 
  • PLSC 442: Human Rights in a Global Perspective (PreReq: PLSC 140)
  • PLSC 454: Government and Politics of Latin America (PreReq PLSC 120)
  • SOCL 201: Black Women in American Society (PreReq: Any 100-level Sociology course) 
  • SOCL 220: U/Inequality, Class, and Poverty
  • SOCL 225: Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (PreReq: SOCL 100 or SOCL 102 or SOCL 105) 
  • SOCL 230: S/U/Race and Ethnicity 
  • SOCL 325: Global Social Change (PreReq: Any 100-level Sociology course)
  • WGST 230: Introduction to Queer Studies 
  • WGST 310: Race, Class, and Gender 
  • WGST 320: Gender and Sexualities 

* No more than 9 credits from the minor can overlap with your major.