Requirements for a Major in Health Equity

Requirements for a Major in Health Equity

A total of forty four (44) credits as follows:

  1. Urban Studies 201: Introduction to Urban Studies
  2. A Policy course chosen from the following:
    1. Politics and Law 206: Urban Politics and Policy
    2. Politics and Law 320: Health Care Policy
    3. Health Equity 440: Politics of Health and Health Care Policy
  3. Two Health Equity courses chosen from the following
    1. Religious Studies 231: Faith, Health, and Justice
    2. Health Equity 210: Introduction to Health Equity and Health Disparities or Health Equity 410: Health Equity and Health Disparities
    3. Africana Studies 350: Race Thinking and Health Disparities
    4. Anthropology/Sociology 347: Medical Sociology
    5. Anthropology/Sociology 265: Anthropology of Health
    6. Health Equity 420: Developing Cultural Humility
    7. Health Equity 435: Global Health, Local Practice
    8. Urban Studies 235: Principles of Public Health
  4. A methods course chosen from the following
    1. Health Equity 445, Research Methods in Health Disparities
    2. INTD 225, Geographic Information Systems
    3. Social Statistics (URBN 220)
    4. Statistical Methods (PSYC 211)
    5. Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business (ECON 290)
    6. Applied Statistics for the Liberal Arts (MATH 111)
  5. A course designated as having a community engagement component. This course may not be fulfilled by the Introduction to Urban Studies (URBN 201) course. This course may also count as an elective or requirement for the major.
  6. Urban Studies 385: Senior Research Design
  7. Urban Studies 485: Senior Seminar
  8. An Additional 16 credit hours selected from a list of approved electives or other courses selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and approved by the program chair. 

**Two electives (8 credits) must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Courses taken to complete required courses for the major (items 1-8 above) may not be used to fulfill this requirement. 

**No more than two 100-level courses may be used as major requirements or electives.

The Health Equity courses listed below are regularly offered. Other electives may be added during the academic year, including topics courses. During registration check Banner Web or the Urban Studies Program office for a complete list of approved electives. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students may select other courses as electives provided the courses (1) are relevant to the social construction of health and (2) are approved by the Chair of Urban Studies.

  • Race Thinking and Health Disparities (Africana Studies 350)
  • Anthropology of Health (Anthropology/Sociology 265)
  • Race and Ethnicity in American Society (Anthropology/Sociology 331)
  • Medical Sociology (Anthropology/Sociology 347)
  • Environmental Science (Biology 120)
  • Embryology (Biology 209)
  • Genetics (Biology 304 with lab OR Biology 303 without lab)
  • Molecular Biology (Biology 325)
  • Virology/Immunology (Biology 330)
  • Foundations of Education (Education 201)
  • Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Education (Education 320)
  • Introduction to Health Equity and Health Disparities (Health Equity 210)
  • Health Equity and Disparities (Health Equity 410)
  • Intercultural Communication for Healthcare (HLEQ 415)
  • Developing Cultural Humility (Health Equity 420)
  • Narrative Medicine and Inequality (Health Equity 430)
  • Politics of Health and Health Care Policy (Health Equity 440)
  • Global Health and Local Practice (Health Equity 435)
  • Research Methods in Health Disparities (Health Equity 445)
  • African American History (History 242)
  • The Civil Rights Movement (History 243)
  • History of Poverty in the United States (History 249)
  • Urban History (History 205)
  • Geographic Information Systems (Interdepartmental 225)
  • Music and Healing (Music 105)
  • Medical Ethics (Philosophy 303)
  • Health Care Policy (Politics and Law 320)
  • Psychology of Health (Psychology 220)
  • Community Psychology (Psychology 330)
  • Infant and Child Development (Psychology 229)
    Community and Program Evaluation (Psychology 350)
  • Statistical Methods (Psychology 211)
  • Faith, Health, and Justice (Religious Studies 231)
  • Pain, Suffering, and Death (Religious Studies 233)
  • Health Equity Internship (Religious Studies 460)
  • Social Statistics (Urban Studies 220)
  • Intercultural Knowledge and Competence (Urban Studies 250)
  • Music and Community in Memphis (Urban Studies 262 or 382)
  • Topics in Urban Studies (Urban Studies 265 or 365)
  • Nonprofits in the City (Urban Studies 340)
  • Internship (Urban Studies 460)