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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.