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The Major

Students majoring in HDSR complete the following:

Six Core Courses

  • HDSR 239 Persons & Systems
  • SOAN 345 Social Research Methods
  • HDSR 349 Theory, Ethics and Social Justice
  • HDSR 363 Field Study
  • HDSR 488 Senior Capstone
  • HDSR 489 Senior Seminar

Two Disciplinary Courses

  • In Psychology:
    PSYC 115 Introduction to Psychological Perspectives
    OR
    PSYC 116 Behavior, Health Care and Society
  • In Sociology/Anthropology:
    SOAN 115 Anthropology in a Global Context
    OR
    SOAN 118 Inequalities, Power and Society

Student Choose Three Courses from One Focus Area

Focus I: Diversity & Social Justice Focus

  • AAAS/HIST 324 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • AAAS/HIST 356 The Civil Rights Movement
  • ECON 345 Urban Political Economy
  • AAAS/HIST 369 African American History Since Emancipation
  • HIST 351 Workplace Justice: Readings in U.S. Labor History
  • PAGS/MGMT 343 Conflict Resolution
  • PSYC 344 Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 356 Psychology of Prejudice
  • PSYC 362 Cross Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 364 Psychology of Women
  • SOAN 215 Identity and Social Movements
  • SOAN 310 Surveillance and Society
  • SOAN/PAGS 314 Colonialism, Post Colonialism and Settler Colonialism
  • SOAN 327 Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Justice
  • SOAN 368 Economy of Development: Discourse and Desire
  • WGSS 305 Radical Que(e)ries
  • A Topic Course may qualify, please check with your adviser.

Focus II: Health and Wellness Focus

  • PSYC 363 Developmental Psychopathology
  • PSYC 368 Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 372 Psychology of Sport
  • PSYC 374 Counseling Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 376 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 377 Positive Psychology
  • PSYC 378 Psychoactive Drugs and Behavior
  • SOAN 333 Medical Anthropology and Global Health
  • SOAN 335 Health, Medicine and Society
  • Students with this focus are strongly encouraged to take at least one Biology course.
  • A Topic Course may qualify, please check with your adviser.

Focus III: Social Institutions Focus

  • AAAS/REL 330 Criminal Justice and Moral Vision
  • CIL 248 Theory and Practice of Education
  • HIST 351 Workplace Justice: Readings in U.S. Labor History
  • MGMT 203 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • POLS 342 Congress and Public Policy
  • POLS 343 Legislative Toolkit
  • POLS 366 American Political Thought
  • PSYC 230 Human Development
  • PSYC 366 Cradle and Grave
  • PSYC 373 Moral Education
  • PSYC 375 Foster Care in the U.S.
  • SOAN 118 Inequalities, Power and Society
  • SOAN 309 Sociology of Social Media
  • SOAN 310 Surveillance and Society
  • SOAN 335 Health, Medicine and Society
  • SOAN 356 Social Deviance
  • SOAN 368 Economy of Development: Discourse and Desire
  • A Topic Course may qualify, please check with your adviser.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
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