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Minor Concentration

Minor Concentration

The Minor Concentration in Social Studies of Medicine is an interdisciplinary concentration of courses designed to address the needs of 1) undergraduates preparing for one of the health professions and 2) social science and humanities undergraduates who wish to gain a broader interdisciplinary understanding of medicine and health issues.

The Minor Concentration in Social Studies of Medicine presents medicine as a complex network of institutions, cultures and political relations embedded in the institutions, cultures and political relations of the larger society. Courses are divided into three groups: History of Medicine, Anthropology of Medicine, and Sociology of Medicine.

The Minor consists of 18 credits. Students are required to take at least one course in each of the three groups. NOTE: No overlap is permitted with courses counting towards the student's Major Concentration.

Please see current calendar for prerequisites and courses offered or consult Minerva Course Catalog.

Search the Class Schedule by term for course sections offered. This includes class times, locations and instructors.

Please note: not all courses are offered each year.

I  History of Medicine

HIST 249 Health&the Healer in West Hist 3 Credits
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HIST 319 The Scientific Revolution 3 Credits
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HIST 330 Science in the Medieval West 3 Credits
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HIST 335 Science and Medicine in Canada 3 Credits
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HIST 348 China:Science-Medicine-Tech 3 Credits
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HIST 356 Medicine in the Medieval West 3 Credits
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HIST 381 Colonial Africa 3 Credits
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HIST 424 Gender, Sexuality & Medicine 3 Credits
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HIST 430 Topics in Modern Medicine 3 Credits
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HIST 449 Medicine in the Ancient World 3 Credits
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HIST 452 Medicine in Europe 1500-1700 3 Credits
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HIST 457 Topics in Medical History 3 Credits
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HIST 458 Modern Medicine: Seminar 3 Credits
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HIST 459 Modern Medicine: Research 3 Credits
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HIST 466 Seminar: Medieval Medicine 3 Credits
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HIST 496 Research: Medieval Medicine 3 Credits
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WMST 513 Gender, Race and Science 3 Credits
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II Anthropology of Medicine

ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology 3 Credits
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ANTH 302 New Horizons in Medical Anth. 3 Credits
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ANTH 314 Psychological Anthropology 01 3 Credits
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ANTH 325 Anthropology of the Self 3 Credits
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ANTH 407 Anthropology of the Body 3 Credits
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ANTH 408 Sensory Ethnography 3 Credits
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ANTH 423 Mind, Brain & Psychopathology 3 Credits
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ANTH 438 Topics in Medical Anthropology 3 Credits
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ANTH 439 Course not available


ANTH 443 Medical Anthropological Theory 3 Credits
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ANTH 480 Special Topic 5 3 Credits
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ANTH 481 Special Topic 6 3 Credits
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ANTH 482 Special Topic 7 3 Credits
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ANTH 483 Special Topic 8 3 Credits
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ANTH 484 Special Topic 9 3 Credits
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ANTH 485 Special Topic 10 3 Credits
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III Sociology of Medicine

SOCI 225 Medicine&Health in Mod Society 3 Credits
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SOCI 309 Health and Illness 3 Credits
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SOCI 310 Sociology of Mental Disorder 3 Credits
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SOCI 338 Intro to Biomedical Knowledge 3 Credits
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SOCI 365 Health and Development 3 Credits
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SOCI 390 Gender and Health 3 Credits
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SOCI 425 Sociology of the Body 3 Credits
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SOCI 508 Med Socio & Social Psychiatry 3 Credits
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SOCI 515 Medicine and Society 3 Credits
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SOCI 525 Health Care Sys in Comp Persp 3 Credits
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SOCI 538 Sel Top in Soc of Biomed Know 3 Credits
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SOCI 588 Biosociology/Biodemography 3 Credits
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