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Sociology of Health & Medicine Submajor

SHM Submajor Requirements

Students have the option of adding a submajor in Sociology of Health & Medicine to their Sociology major. Courses in the SHM submajor offer students a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the socio-demographic, cultural, political, and ethical dimensions of health behavior and health policy. 

Elective Credits

As a part of the major elective credits, students must complete at least 12 credit hours with a C- or better from the following list of approved courses.

  • A minimum of 8 credits of which must be elected in the SHM submajor at the 300-level or above (excluding prerequisite)

Approved SHM Submajor Courses:

  • SOC 207: Sociology of Suffering                      
  • SOC 225: Project Community - Public Health sections
  • SOC 230: Health & Population in South Africa
  • SOC 325: Project Community: Advanced Practicum - Public Health sections
  • SOC 330: Population Problems
  • SOC 345: Sociology of Sexuality
  • SOC 346: Sociology of the Body
  • SOC 430: World Population Dynamics            
  • SOC 445: Diagnosis, Sex, & Society
  • SOC 474: Social Inequalities in Health
  • SOC 475: Health, Medicine, & Society
  • SOC 476: Sociology of Bioethics 
  • SOC 477: Death & Dying                     
  • Appropriate topics in SOC 295, 394 (SURO), 395 (Independent Study), 396 (Internship), or 495

Credit/Plan Exclusions

A maximum of 6 credits for the SHM sub plan may come from Experiential Learning or Independent Study style courses. This includes but is not limited to SOC 225, 325, 391, 394, 395, 396, 468, and 488.

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