Health Science Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Health Science Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized health background, with a variety of well-matched emphasis area choices: multidisciplinary science, entrepreneurial, aging, global health or cultures of healing.  Students also have the option of proposing a self-defined emphasis area to the Faculty Advisory Committee.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 22 semester hours of foundation coursework, and 15 semester hours in one emphasis area. 

Important Notes For All Health Science Track Students:

Areas of Emphasis:

 

Foundation Courses:

Students are required to complete a minimum of 22 semester hours as indicated below.
 
Foundational Chemistry - choose two of these:

004:007 General Chemistry I (3 sh)
or 004:011 Principles of Chemistry I (4 sh)

004:008 General Chemistry II (3 sh)
or 004:012 Principles of Chemistry II (4 sh)

Foundational Biology - choose one of these:

002:002 Introductory Animal Biology (4 sh)

002:021 Human Biology (4 sh)

002:031 (BIOL:1411) Foundations of Biology (4 sh)

Foundational Math and Statistics - choose one of these:

22S:008 Statistics for Business (4 sh)

22M:009 Elementary Functions (4 sh)

22S:025 (07P:025) Elementary Statistics and Inference (3 sh )

22M:015 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences (5 sh)

22M:016 Calculus for the Biological Sciences (5 sh)

22M:017 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business (4 sh)

22M:025 Calculus I (5 sh)

22S:101 Biostatistics (3 sh)

22S:102 (07P:143) Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 sh)

171:161 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 sh)

Note: 22M:025 Calculus I or higher will be accepted as fulfillment for this requirement

Foundational Social Science - choose one of these:

031:001 Elementary Psychology (3 sh)

034:001 Introduction to Sociology Principles (3-4 sh)

034:002 Social Problems (3-4 sh)

113:003 Cultural Anthropology (3 sh)

113:010 Anthropology and Contemporary World Problem (3 sh)

Foundational Science Elective - choose one of these:

002:032 (BIOL:1412) Diversity of Form and Function (4 sh)

027:053 Human Anatomy (3 sh)

060:110 Principles of Human Anatomy (3 sh)

060:113 (ACB:3113) Human Anatomy Online (4 sh)

Foundational Elective - choose one of these:

027:040 Nutrition and Health (3 sh)

027:050 Fundamentals of Human Physiology (3 sh)

027:120 (145:120) Equity Issues in the Health Science (3 sh)

027:125 (145:125) Contemporary Nutrition (3 sh)
or 027:143 Physiology of Nutrition (3 sh)

027:130 Human Physiology (3 sh)

027:140 Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology (3 sh)

031:014 Introduction to Developmental Science (3 sh)

096:030 (153:030) Human Development and Behavior (3 sh)

169:045 Health for Living (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

 
Emphasis Areas:

Students are required to complete one of the following Emphasis Areas.

Multidisciplinary Science

Students who choose the multidisciplinary science emphasis must complete 15 s.h. chosen from these.

002:114 Cell Biology (3 sh)

002:128 Fundamental Genetics (4 sh)

002:145 Introduction to Neurobiology (3 sh)

002:150 Endocrinology (3 sh)

004:121 Organic Chemistry I (3 sh)
or 004:123 Organic Chemistry I for Majors (3 sh)

004:122 Organic Chemistry II (3 sh)
or 004:124 Organic Chemistry II for Majors (3 sh)

004:141 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3 sh)
or 004:142 Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Majors (3 sh)

08C:107 (145:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions (3 sh) course may only be counted once toward major

027:040 Nutrition and Health (if not used to fulfill foundation requirement) (3 sh)

027:125 (145:125) Contemporary Nutrition (3 sh)
or 027:143 Physiology of Nutrition (3 sh) If not already used to fulfill Foundation Coursework requirement

027:127 (145:127) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport (3 sh)

029:011 College Physics I (4 sh)
or 029:081 Introductory Physics I (4 sh)

029:012 College Physics II (4 sh)
or 029:082 Introductory Physics II (3-4 sh)

061:112 Pharmacy Microbiology (4 sh)
or 061:164 Nursing Microbiology (4 sh)

061:157 General Microbiology (5 sh)

099:110 Biochemistry (3 sh)

099:120 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I (3 sh)

099:130 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (3 sh)

145:198 Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Entrepreneurial

Students who choose the entrepreneurship emphasis must complete 15 s.h. chosen from these.

06A:001 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 sh)

06B:140 Business Writing (3 sh)

06E:113 Health Economics (3 sh)

06E:119 Policy Analysis (3 sh)

06J:048 Introduction to Management (3 sh)

06J:147 (024:147, 032:127, 042:157, 06T:144, 096:168) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (3 sh)

06J:148 (024:148, 032:128, 042:158, 096:169) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (3 sh)

06M:100 Introduction to Marketing Strategy (3 sh)

06T:050 Foundations in Entrepreneurship (2 sh)

06T:120 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 sh)

06T:125 (ENTR:3520) New Ventures in the Arts (3 sh)

06T:133 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 sh)

06T:134 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 sh)

06T:145 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 sh)

06T:146 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3 sh)

06T:147 Social Entrepreneurship (3 sh)

06T:148 E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs (3 sh)

06T:150 Managing the Growth Business (3 sh)

06T:151 (ENTR:4450) Professional Sports Management (3 sh)

06T:152 (ENTR:4460) Entrepreneurship and Global Trade (3 sh)

06T:155 (ENTR:4510) Arts Leadership Seminar (3 sh)

06T:190 Seminar in Entrepreneurship (2-3 sh)

06T:192 Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (3 sh)

06T:194 Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning (3 sh)

08N:113 Writing for Business and Industry (3 sh)

145:101 Creative Writing for Business (3 sh)

145:198 Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Aging

Students who choose the aging emphasis must complete 15 s.h. chosen from these.

08C:107 (145:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions (3 sh)

010:161 (160:161, 153:161 ) Rhetorical Issues in Health Care (3 sh)

145:198 Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)

153:108 (042:108, 096:108, 169:108) Basic Aspects of Aging (3 sh)

153:135 (042:135, 152:153) Global Aging (3 sh)

153:144 (ASP:5750) Medicare and Medicaid Policy (3 sh)

153:146 (096:146, 169:146) Health Promotion for Older Adults (3 sh)

153:150 (031:050) Psychology of Aging (3 sh)

153:151 (ASP:3151) The Anthropology of the Beginnings and Ends of Life (3 sh)

153:153 (042:153) Programs and Services for Aging Adults (3 sh)

153:160 Biology of Aging (3 sh)

153:168 (169:168) Aging and Leisure (3 sh)

153:181 (ASP:2181) The Anthropology of Aging (3 sh)

153:186 (042:186) Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span (3 sh)

153:195 (042:195) Introduction to Nursing Homes (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Global Health

Students who choose the global health emphasis must complete 15 s.h. chosen from these.

027:127 (145:127) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport (3 sh)

145:198 Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)

152:107 (GHS:3070) Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food (3 sh)

152:111 (GHS:4210) International Health (3 sh)

152:119 (GHS:3040) Health in Mexico (3 sh)

152:120 Global Health and Human Rights (3 sh)

152:121 (113:121, 149:121) Health of Indigenous Peoples (3 sh)

152:125 Topics in Global Health (1 - 3 sh)

152:131 (044:131) Geography of Health (1 - 3 sh)

152:135 (027:135) Global Health and Global Food (3 sh)

152:137 (16W:137) History of Public Health (3 sh)

152:138 (16W:138) History of Global Health (3 sh)

152:139 (GHS:4150) Health and Environment: GIS Applications (3 sh)

152:140 (GHS:4605) Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia (2-4 sh)

152:141 (GHS:4141) Design for the Developing World (3 sh)

152:145 (GHS:3113) Religion and Healing (3 sh)

152:150 Research Design in Global Health (2 - 3 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

152:152 Global Health Conference (1 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

152:153 (GHS:3050) Global Aging (3 sh)

152:154 (GHS:3060) Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (3 sh)

152:158 (027:176) Promoting Health Globally (3 sh)

152:160 Global Health Seminar (3 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

152:170 (041:104) Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia (3 sh)

152:180 (GHS:3760) Hazards and Society (3 sh)

152:182 Health Experience of Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees (3 sh)

152:184 (113:184, 172:131) Anthropology and International Health (3 sh)

152:185 (113:185, 172:173) Medical Anthropology (3 sh)

152:199 Special Projects in Global Health (arr) Only one enrollment may count toward major

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Cultures of Healing

Students who choose the cultures of healing emphasis must complete 15 sh chosen from these.

Foundation Component - choose one of these:

20E:081 Ancient Medicine (3 sh)

20E:181 History of Western Medicine (3 sh)

Elective Component - choose 12 sh with a minimum of 6 sh from the advanced course list.

Lower-level courses (no more than 6 sh)

032:060 Sacred World of Native Americans (3 sh)

032:071 Sexual Ethics (3 sh)

032:076 American Indian Environmentalism (3 sh)

032:078 American Indian Women: Myth, Ritual, and Sacred Power (3 sh)

113:003 Cultural Anthropology (3 sh)
or 
113:010 Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems 3 (sh)

Advanced courses—at least 6 sh from these:

16A:104 History of the American Deaf Community 3-4 (sh)

16A:106 Disability in American History (3 sh)

16W:140 Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia (3 sh)

20E:103 Medical and Technical Terminology (2 sh)

20E:104 The Development of the Afterlife in Judaism and Christianity (3 sh)

20E:181 History of Western Medicine (3 sh)

032:166 The History of a Religious and Spiritual Practice: Yoga in Asia and Beyond 3 (sh)

032:180 Religion and Healing (3 sh)

113:105 Mothers and Motherhood (3 sh)

113:112 Anthropology of Sexuality (3 sh)

113:113 Human Impacts on the Environment (3 sh)

113:119 Health in Mexico (3 sh)

113:121 Health of Indigenous Peoples (3 sh)

113:126 Animals, Culture, and Food (3 sh)

113:133 The Anthropology of Women's Health (3 sh)

113:143 Environment and Culture (3 sh)

113:182 Women, Health, and Healing (3 sh)

113:185 Medical Anthropology (3 sh)

145:107 Creative Writing for the Health Professions (3 sh)

145:120 Equity Issues in the Health Sciences (3 sh)

145:198 Independent Study arr.
or
145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum arr.

 

Self-Defined

Students interested in creating their own emphasis area must submit a proposal to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee.  Proposals should include the following:

The deadline for Spring 2014 is Tuesday, March 25th.

Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm to 21 Schaeffer Hall.


Emphasis Area Advisement:


Academic Advising Center
C210 Pomerantz Center
(319) 353-5700

For Self-Defined Plan of Study Advisement:
Interdepartmental Studies Program
21 Schaeffer Hall
(319) 384-1328
Academic Coordinator: Andy Tinkham

Practicum/Internship and Independent Study

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