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Healthcare Studies

Rapid changes in the healthcare arena are expanding demands on allied health professionals. For example, as health care financing issues become more intense, issues of cultural sensitivity and scarce health resources are growing as the diversity of the population increases. The combination of new technology, market pressures, and environmental threats has also underscored the fact that good healthcare requires an understanding of the whole person, as well as good science. With these issues in mind, the Healthcare Studies program provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of –and analytical framework for examining—the business, legal, ethical, interpersonal, and sociopolitical aspects of healthcare delivery, finance and organization.

The Healthcare Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade less than C- (1.7).

10 units, including:

HCS 100 Introduction to Healthcare Studies

MATH 209 Introduction to Statistical Modeling or BIOL 320 Experimental Design and Biostatistics or BUAD 202 Business Statistics

LDST 377 Ethical Decision Making - Health Care or PHIL 265 Bioethics

HCS 390-HCS 391 Senior Capstone

One course in Law, Philosophy and Humanities chosen from:

CLSC 210 A History of Early Medicine

HCS 200 The Medical Humanities

HCS 201 Health and the Caring Professions

HCS 240 Law and Medicine

HIST 199 Health in American History

HIST 361 Madness and Society in the Modern Era

HIST 390 Food and Power in Africa and Asia

PHIL 260 Philosophical Problems in Law and Society

Two courses in Research Methods, Analysis and Communications chosen from:

ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

ANTH 211 Field Methods in Ethnography

GEOG 260 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

LDST 250 Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry

MGMT 355 Health Sector Analysis

PLSC 270 Social Science Inquiry

PSYC 200 Methods and Analyses

RHCS 102 Interpersonal Communication

SOC 211 Sociological Research Methods and Data Analysis

Two units in Applied Health Studies chosen from:

ANTH 302 Medicine and Health from a Global/Anthropological Perspective

ANTH 303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology

BIOL 108 Environmental Biology

BIOL 199 Molecular Mechanism of Medicine or BIOL 199 Genes, Neurons, and Behavior or BIOL 199 Microbial Stress or BIOL 199 Emerging Infectious Diseases or BIOL 120 Emerging Infectious Diseases

BIOL 220 Human Physiology

BIOL 229 Microbiology -or- BIOL 313 Microbial Pathogenesis

BIOL 336 Eco-Epidemiology

BIOL 346 Medical Entomology

BIOL 354 Biological Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases

PLSC 363 Global Health, Infectious Disease, and Human Rights

PLSC 364 Child Health and Policy

PLSC 365 U.S. Healthcare Policy and Politics

PSYC 311 Child Development

PSYC 315 Adult Development

PSYC 323 Health Psychology

PSYC 331 Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYC 341 Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC 444 Foundations of Neuropsychology

SOC 340 Sociology of Health and Illness

One additional unit or independent study chosen from any of the three blocks above.

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count toward the major unless otherwise noted.

The healthcare studies major is offered as a Bachelor of Arts degree only.

The Healthcare Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade less than C- (1.7).

Five units, including:

HCS 100 Introduction to Healthcare Studies

HCS 201 Health and the Caring Professions

LDST 377 Ethical Decision Making - Health Care or PHIL 265 Bioethics

Two units, chosen from:

ANTH 302 Medicine and Health from a Global/Anthropological Perspective

ANTH 303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology

CLSC 210 A History of Early Medicine

HIST 199 Health In American History

HIST 361 Madness and Society in the Modern Era

HCS 200 The Medical Humanities

HCS 240 Law and Medicine

MGMT 355 Health Sector Analysis

PLSC 363 Global Health, Infectious Disease, and Human Rights

PLSC 364 Child Health and Policy

PLSC 365 U.S. Healthcare Policy and Politics

PSYC 299 Developmental Disabilities in Children

PSYC 323 Health Psychology

PSYC 331 Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYC 341 Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC 444 Clinical Case Studies (Foundations of Neuropsychology)

RHCS 102 Interpersonal Communication

SOC 340 Sociology of Health and Illness

or another approved elective

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.

No more than two courses transfer courses may be applied to the minor requirements.