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. Political Science 206: Urban Politics and Policy
    2. Political Science 320: Health Care Policy
    3. Health Equity 440: Politics of Health and Health Care Policy
  3. One 4 credit course on Race and Ethnicity in the United States
    1. Anthropology/Sociology 331; Race and Ethnicity in American Society
    2. African American History (History 242)
    3. Black Political Thought (Political Science 230)
    4. Black Theology (Religious Studies topics course)
    5. The Civil Rights Movement (History 243)
    6. Intercultural Knowledge and Competence (Urban Studies 250)
    7. HLEQ 420: Developing Cultural Humility
    8. AFS 350: Race Thinking and Health Disparities
    9. RELS 102: The Bible and Black Lives Matter (this topic ONLY)
  4. Urban Studies 385: Research Methods in Urban Studies
  5. A Health Equity course chosen from the following
    1. Religious Studies 231: Faith, Health, and Justice
    2. Anthropology/Sociology 247: Medical Sociology
    3. Urban Studies 235: Principles of Public Health
    4. Anthropology/Sociology 265: Anthropology of Health
    5. Health Equity 410: Health Equity and Disparities
  6. Religious Studies 460: Health Equity Internship
  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 must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Courses taken to complete required courses for the major (items 1-6 above) may not be used to fulfill this requirement. 

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.

 

  • 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)
  • Health Equity and Disparities (Health Equity 410)
  • 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)
  • Black Political Thought (Political Science 230)
  • Health Care Policy (Political Science 320)
  • Psychology of Health (Psychology 220)
  • Community Psychology (Psychology 250)
  • 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)
  • 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)