Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Social Science and Medicine (SSMEDMIN)Department of Sociology

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

This minor allows students to explore the social origins of health and disease and the delivery and consumption of medical services, paying special attention to relevant social, historical, behavioral, and ethical contexts. The minor facilitates and certifies a greater understanding of the social context of health than could be achieved in a less integrated course of study. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to health issues that establishes a bridge between the social sciences and health profession studies.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • (approved topic: "Medicine in America")
  2. Electives.
    1. Advanced College Electives. Two (2) courses:
    2. Intermediate College Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from the Advanced College Electives list
    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. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.