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Department of Sociology

Minor in Social Science and Medicine

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements SSMEDMIN

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies (Approved topics: "MED IN AMERICA:GENES-G CULTURE" (TPC 13); "MEDICINE IN AMERICA - SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND POLICIES" (TPC 23); "MEDICINE IN AMERICA: PHYSICIANS/PATIENTS-PROBLEMS" (TPC 4))
  2. Electives.
    1. Advanced College Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • SOC-S 321 Sexual Diversity
      • SOC-S 324 Sociology of Mental Illness
      • SOC-S 358 Social Inequalities in Health and Health Care
      • SOC-S 365 Health and Society: Sociology for Health Professionals
      • ANTH-B 312 Evolutionary Medicine
      • ANTH-B 340 Hormones and Human Behavior
      • ANTH-B 370 Human Variation
      • ANTH-A 467 Topics in Medical Anthropology
      • BIOL-L 318 Evolution
      • CJUS-P 412 Sex, Drugs, AIDS, and Criminal Law
      • CJUS-P 415 Crime and Madness
      • HIST-H 333 Epidemics in History
      • INTL-I 302 Advanced Topics in Global Health and Environment
      • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology
      • PSY-P 318 Foundations of Clinical Science
      • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
      • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
      • PSY-P 425 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
      • PSY-P 480 Psychotherapy: Empirically Supported Treatments
      • REL-C 402 Religion, Illness, and Healing
    2. Intermediate College Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from the Advanced College Electives list
      • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology
      • ANTH-B 260 Biocultural Medical Anthropology
      • FOLK-F 215 Folklore, Health, and Illness
      • HIST-A 240 Get Me Out! The History of Birth
      • HIST-H 213 The Black Death
      • HIST-H 239 Blood and Guts! An Introduction to the History of Western Medicine from Antiquity to the Present
      • INTL-I 202 Global Health and Environment
    3. Free Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from the Advanced College Electives list
      • Additional course from the Intermediate College Elective list
      • MSCI-M 440 HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA
      • SPEA-H 322 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
      • SPEA-H 352 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT I
      • SPEA-H 353 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT II
      • SPEA-H 354 HEALTH ECONOMICS
      • SPEA-H 401 STRATEGIC PLANNING IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
      • SPEA-H 402 HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION
      • SPEA-H 456 HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT
      • SPH-B 310 HLTH CARE IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
      • SPH-B 315 HEALTH IN THE LATER YEARS
      • SPH-B 335 AGING, HEALTH AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS
      • SPH-B 354 MULTIDIS PERSP IN GERONTOLOGY
      • SPH-B 366 COMMUNITY HEALTH
      • SPH-B 403 PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING
      • SPH-H 172 INTL HEALTH & SOCIAL ISSUES
      • SPH-H 319 GLOBAL HEALTH PROMOTION
      • SPH-H 418 THE NATURE OF ADDICTION
      • SPH-E 311 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
  3. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses
  • Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

    • Any course at the 100–499 level with the SOC subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
    • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
    • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Sociology (AAADSOCBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (SOCBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American and African Diaspora Studies (SOCAAADBA)
  • Certificate in Social Research in Health and Medicine (SOCRHMACRT)
  • Minor in Sociology (SOCMIN)
  • Minor in Sociology of Work and Business (SOCWKBSMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (SOCTSBA)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.