Department of Health and Society

Health and Society: H S

Lower-Division Courses

H S 301. Introduction to Health and Society.

Same as Sociology 308S. A broad, multidisciplinary overview that introduces students to the study of health and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Health and Society 301, Sociology 308 (Topic: Introduction to Health and Society), 308S.

Upper-Division Courses

H S 320. Social Worth, Ethical Dilemmas, and Health Care.

Explores how the resolution of ethical dilemmas and the assessment of social worth influence the organization and distribution of health care. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

H S 330. Health Care Policy in the United States.

An overview of the health care system in the United States and analysis of health policy issues primarily from the perspective of health economics. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Health and Society 330, Public Health 358D, Sociology 358D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

H S 377R. Advanced Research in Health and Society.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Health and Society 301 with a grade of at least B- and one of the following with a grade of at least B-: Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, Geography 310C, Sociology 317L, Statistics and Data Sciences 302, 304, 318, (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 304, 318), Social Work 318.

H S 378. Seminar in Health and Society.

Focuses on a key topic or debate within the Health and Society area of study and develops students' abilities to use data and write a research or policy paper that informs that topic or debate. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Health and Society 301.

H S 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

A supervised conference course to provide training in research and writing. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the honors program in Health and Society; for 679HB, Health and Society 679HA.