Courses

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (04)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Health Economics & Developing Countries
AS.180.390 (01)

Benefits of good health and its costs. Health demand and supply in poor countries. Welfare economics of Public Health. This is a writing seminar. There are some lectures on how to write a paper and on the substance of the economics of international health but the focus and only assignment is a 40-page paper by each student under the supervision of the instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (05)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (01)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (02)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Introduction to the Research Paper - Controversies in Adolescence
AS.060.155 (01)

“Introduction to the Research Paper” is designed to introduce more experienced student writers to the fundamental skills of the research process. These include asking research questions, evaluating the usefulness of sources to answer them, synthesizing sources, reading sources critically, and developing arguments that deliver an original thesis. Students will work with a research librarian at the Eisenhower Library, with whom they will learn to navigate traditional databases as well as new media sources. The Research Paper is topic-based and divided into three linked units of instruction. The course culminates with a paper of 10-12 pages that draws upon the cumulative skills of the semester. Each course is capped at ten students and available only to those who have taken “Expository Writing” (060.113/114)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Introduction to the Research Paper - Controversies in Adolescence
AS.060.155 (02)

“Introduction to the Research Paper” is designed to introduce more experienced student writers to the fundamental skills of the research process. These include asking research questions, evaluating the usefulness of sources to answer them, synthesizing sources, reading sources critically, and developing arguments that deliver an original thesis. Students will work with a research librarian at the Eisenhower Library, with whom they will learn to navigate traditional databases as well as new media sources. The Research Paper is topic-based and divided into three linked units of instruction. The course culminates with a paper of 10-12 pages that draws upon the cumulative skills of the semester. Each course is capped at ten students and available only to those who have taken “Expository Writing” (060.113/114)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (03)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Issues in International Development
AS.230.150 (01)

Why do billions of people continue to live in poverty? What obstacles stand in the way of secure and dignified lives for all? Who is most likely to bring about change, what strategies should they follow, and what kinds of institutions should they put in place? This course will introduce the main theoretical perspectives, debates, and themes in the field of international development since the mid-20th century. It has three sections. The first section focuses on debates over the optimal conditions and strategies for generating economic growth and on the relationship between growth, human welfare, and inequality. The second section presents critical assessments of development interventions from various perspectives. The third section considers the role of social movements in shaping development and social change in the 21st century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Medical Humanitarianism
AS.230.335 (01)

Humanitarian organizations play life-preserving roles in global conflicts, and have front-row views of disasters ranging from the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the 2011 Fukushima tsunami in Japan. Yet even while they provide vital assistance to millions of people in crisis, such organizations are beset by important paradoxes that hinder their capacity to create sustainable interventions. They work to fill long-lasting needs, but are prone to moving quickly from one site to the next in search of the latest emergency. They strive to be apolitical, yet are invariably influenced by the geopolitical agendas of global powers. How do such contradictions arise, and what is their impact upon millions of aid recipients around the world? Drawing on case studies from South Sudan to Haiti, this course addresses these contradictions by exploring how and why medical aid organizations attempt, and sometimes fail, to reconcile short-term goals, such as immediate life-saving, with long-term missions, such as public health programs and conflict resolution initiatives.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-IR, MSCH-HUM

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (01)

This course introduces students to core concepts that define the sociological approach to health, illness and health care. Topics include: health disparities, social context of health and illness, and the Sociology of Medicine.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL

Research Methods in Public Health
AS.280.240 (04)

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (07)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (02)

This course introduces students to core concepts that define the sociological approach to health, illness and health care. Topics include: health disparities, social context of health and illness, and the Sociology of Medicine.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (03)

This course introduces students to core concepts that define the sociological approach to health, illness and health care. Topics include: health disparities, social context of health and illness, and the Sociology of Medicine.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (06)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Population/Community Ecology
AS.270.308 (01)

This course explores the distribution and abundance of organisms and their interactions. Topics include dynamics and regulation of populations, population interactions (competition, predation, mutualism, parasitism, herbivory), biodiversity, organization of equilibrium and non-equilibrium communities, energy flow, and nutrient cycles in ecosystems. Field trip included. Students who have not taken one of the prerequisites may register with the permission of the instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/45
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Public Health
AS.280.101 (01)

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Other students may enroll with the instructor permission. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Global Health and Human Rights
AS.230.393 (01)

Is access to healthcare a fundamental human right? If so, then which global actors are obligated to provide healthcare to whom, and for how long? How do meanings of health and illness vary across time and place? And finally, how are human rights principles translated into frontline practice in order to promote well-being? This course takes a critical interdisciplinary approach to these questions through a series of global case studies ranging from humanitarian aid in post-tsunami Sri Lanka to anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) campaigns in Ghana. How do international NGOs, UN bodies, and governments collaborate (or compete) to distribute healthcare in places beset by dire resource shortages? Do human rights principles carry legal weight across borders, and if so, could access to healthcare services and essential medicines be litigated in order to compel governments to provide it? And finally, what cultural assumptions do human rights discourses carry with them, and what happens if rights-based approaches are poorly received by recipient populations? Moving beyond the basic principle of healthcare as a human right, this course aims to bring this idea’s history and politics into focus by offering an in-depth exploration of its ethics and implementation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-IR

Introduction to Sustainability
AS.271.107 (01)

Humans are having such a massive impact on Earth systems that some call this the Anthropocene epoch. Should we consider this state of affairs progress or catastrophe? How to we find a sustainable path to the future? This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the principles and practice of sustainability, exploring such issues as population, pollution, energy and natural resources, biodiversity, food, justice, and climate change through the lens of systems thinking. Course open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Seniors by instructor permission only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/75
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (04)

This course introduces students to core concepts that define the sociological approach to health, illness and health care. Topics include: health disparities, social context of health and illness, and the Sociology of Medicine.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL

Climate Change: Science & Policy
AS.271.360 (01)

Prereq: 270.103 or permission of instructor. This course will investigate the policy and scientific debate over global warming. It will review the current state of scientific knowledge about climate change, examine the potential impacts and implications of climate change, explore our options for responding to climate change, and discuss the present political debate over global warming.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/50
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, INST-IR

Introduction to Public Health
AS.280.101 (02)

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Other students may enroll with the instructor permission. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Public Health
AS.280.240 (02)

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore
AS.280.120 (04)

An introduction to Urban Health with Baltimore as a case study: wellbeing, nutrition, education, violence and city-wide geographic variation. Lectures by JH Faculty, local government/service providers and advocates.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 49/75
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore
AS.280.120 (01)

An introduction to Urban Health with Baltimore as a case study: wellbeing, nutrition, education, violence and city-wide geographic variation. Lectures by JH Faculty, local government/service providers and advocates.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Public Health
AS.280.101 (03)

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Other students may enroll with the instructor permission. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Public Health
AS.280.240 (01)

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Public Health
AS.280.240 (03)

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore
AS.280.120 (02)

An introduction to Urban Health with Baltimore as a case study: wellbeing, nutrition, education, violence and city-wide geographic variation. Lectures by JH Faculty, local government/service providers and advocates.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore
AS.280.120 (03)

An introduction to Urban Health with Baltimore as a case study: wellbeing, nutrition, education, violence and city-wide geographic variation. Lectures by JH Faculty, local government/service providers and advocates.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Public Health
AS.280.101 (04)

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Other students may enroll with the instructor permission. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (03)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Public Health
AS.280.240 (05)

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar on Public Health and Well-being in Baltimore
AS.280.320 (01)

Seminar combines lectures from AS.280.120 with additional readings and discussion to more deeply address urban health issues. The course will revolve around student projects that can impact health and wellbeing in Baltimore. If you are accepted for this course do NOT register for AS.280.120. Course registration is by instructor permission only. You will be asked to provide a brief description of a project in order to determine your potential linkage with this course. This course is utilizing the online active approval process. Permission requests should be submitted via SIS Self-Service upon the opening of your registration period. The instructor will review requests and approve registrations using SIS Self-Service for Faculty. Please note, a request does not guarantee registration into the course. Status inquiries should be address to the instructor or departmental administrator.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 8/25
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH

Media, Politics, and Evidence in the History of Public Health
AS.280.312 (01)

This writing intensive course will encourage students to consider what counts as evidence among public health professionals as well as popular audiences. Using case studies from the field of epidemiology, now emblematic of the field, students will learn about historical changes in theories of population health and disease. Through a series of writing assignments, students will interrogate the formal structure of scientific arguments and gain practice in synthesizing and communicating complex ideas to a lay audience. Juniors/Seniors Only

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Environment and Your Health
AS.280.335 (01)

This course surveys the basic concepts underlying environmental health sciences (toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment), current public health issues (hazardous waste, water- and food-borne diseases), and emerging global health threats (global warming, built environment, ozone depletion, sustainability). Public Health Studies, Global Environmental Change and Stability, and Earth and Planetary Science majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you are not a GECS, PHS, or EPS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 12/120
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, BIOL-UL, BEHB-SOCSCI

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (05)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (04)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (02)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
AS.280.340 (01)

Through lectures and small group discussions, students will develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and gain familiarity with current issues including managed care, Medicare and the uninsured. Public Health Studies majors have 1st priority for enrollment. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the PHS program if you are not a PHS major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Epidemiology
AS.280.350 (02)

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies only. Any remaining open seats at the start of the semester will open up to all other majors.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Epidemiology
AS.280.350 (03)

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies only. Any remaining open seats at the start of the semester will open up to all other majors.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Epidemiology
AS.280.350 (04)

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies only. Any remaining open seats at the start of the semester will open up to all other majors.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Epidemiology
AS.280.350 (05)

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies only. Any remaining open seats at the start of the semester will open up to all other majors.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Clinical & Public Health Behavior Change
AS.280.360 (01)

This course explores the theory and practice of changing the health behaviors of individuals, and the public health and medical impact of doing so. Theoretical concepts are integrated with practical clinical applications, especially in the areas of diet and fitness.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 49/160
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Global Health Principles and Practices
AS.280.380 (01)

Global health addresses the staggering global disparities in health status, drawing on epidemiology, demography, anthropology, economics, international relations and other disciplines. We review patterns of mortality, morbidity and disability in low and middle income countries, starting with malnutrition, infectious diseases and reproductive health, and continuing to an emerging agenda including mental health, injury prevention, surgical care, chronic diseases, and health impacts of climate change. Gender, health systems and health workforce challenges, and career trajectories in global health are also discussed. Recommended course background: Minimum of one prior course in Public Health.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/90
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Quality of Life: Concepts and Challenges in Assessing Wellbeing
AS.280.446 (01)

Quality of life means something different to nearly everyone. While public health and regulatory professionals agree that quality of life matters, developing tools that appropriately conceptualize and evaluate quality of life across varying populations remains a challenge. This course will explore the role of quality of life and other health status and functional outcomes in public health. The course is structured in three segments: 1) Conceptualizing quality of life, 2) Measuring quality of life, 3) Valuing quality of life. The class challenges students to assess the existing landscape in qualityof life research and critically evaluate how diverse literature bases (including psychology, medicine, economics, & regulatory science) have influenced public health research, policy,and practice. Students will also gain experience in analyzing and drawing meaningful research and regulatory conclusions from experience data such as patient reported outcomes and patient preference information. This course will be structured as a seminar featuring lectures, in-class journal clubs, guest speakers, and small-group lab activities. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted to register as space allows.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Honors in Public Health
AS.280.499 (01)

A research methods seminar to prepare students doing honors in Public Health Studies. Permission Required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 13/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mental Health and the Gut
AS.280.445 (01)

Explores the strong, bidirectional communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. Reviews the role of the microbiome in shaping brain health, the link between gastrointestinal symptoms and mental health, and new and seminal research on the brain-gut connection in specific psychiatric disorders, including neurodevelopmental disorders, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, dementia, and Parkinson’s/other movement disorders. Develops students’ skills in reading and critiquing literature as well as designing and analyzing studies on the microbiome and mental health. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted to register as space allows.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Health Data Analysis Practicum
AS.280.347 (01)

Students will learn to formulate precise scientific and policy questions, design exploratory and confirmatory statistical analyses to address the questions, conduct appropriate analyses using the statistical package R, and communicate their findings through graphical and tabular displays that are presented in writing and in person. The course will be run seminar style in which students conduct data analysis to present to one another in one meeting per week. Evaluation will be through class participation and a final project in which students will analyze their own data set to address a question of their choice. Students need to have taken an introductory statistics course at the level of AS.280.345 (Public Health Biostatistics) and must have some experience using the statistical software R to perform basic analyses.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Public Health
AS.280.101 (05)

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Other students may enroll with the instructor permission. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Epidemiology
AS.280.350 (01)

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies only. Any remaining open seats at the start of the semester will open up to all other majors.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 5/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.140.106 (04)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
AS.180.390 (01)Health Economics & Developing CountriesT 3:00PM - 5:30PMGersovitz, MarkGarland 97INST-ECON
AS.140.106 (05)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
AS.140.106 (01)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
AS.140.106 (02)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
AS.060.155 (01)Expository Writing: Introduction to the Research Paper - Controversies in AdolescenceTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMWatters, AlizaSmokler Center 301
AS.060.155 (02)Expository Writing: Introduction to the Research Paper - Controversies in AdolescenceTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMWatters, AlizaSmokler Center 301
AS.140.106 (03)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
AS.230.150 (01)Issues in International DevelopmentTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDong, YigeBloomberg 276
AS.230.335 (01)Medical HumanitarianismMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMNaveh Benjamin, IlilGilman 377INST-IR, MSCH-HUM
AS.230.341 (01)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL
AS.280.240 (04)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.340 (07)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.230.341 (02)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL
AS.230.341 (03)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL
AS.280.340 (06)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.270.308 (01)Population/Community EcologyTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMAvolio, Meghan LynnOlin 247
AS.280.101 (01)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, T 4:30PM - 5:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.230.393 (01)Global Health and Human RightsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMNaveh Benjamin, IlilGilman 400INST-IR
AS.271.107 (01)Introduction to SustainabilityMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMKelly, Rebecca EOlin 305
AS.230.341 (04)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL
AS.271.360 (01)Climate Change: Science & PolicyTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMWaugh, Darryn, Zaitchik, BenjaminOlin 305GECS-SCI, INST-IR
AS.280.101 (02)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.240 (02)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.120 (04)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipRemsen Hall 101
AS.280.120 (01)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipRemsen Hall 101
AS.280.101 (03)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.240 (01)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.240 (03)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.120 (02)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipRemsen Hall 101
AS.280.120 (03)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipRemsen Hall 101
AS.280.101 (04)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 4:30PM - 5:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.340 (03)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.240 (05)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.320 (01)Seminar on Public Health and Well-being in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PM, Th 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipRemsen Hall 101PHIL-BIOETH
AS.280.312 (01)Media, Politics, and Evidence in the History of Public HealthTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMButtress, Amelia 
AS.280.335 (01)The Environment and Your HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMBressler, Joseph P., Latshaw, Megan W.Maryland 110GECS-SCI, BIOL-UL, BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.280.340 (05)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.340 (04)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.340 (02)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.340 (01)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.350 (02)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.350 (03)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.350 (04)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 3:00PM - 4:15PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.350 (05)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.360 (01)Clinical & Public Health Behavior ChangeMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMCheskin, Lawrence JShaffer 3
AS.280.380 (01)Global Health Principles and PracticesTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWinch, Peter JohnHodson 210
AS.280.446 (01)Quality of Life: Concepts and Challenges in Assessing WellbeingTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCrossnohere, Norah L3505 N. Charles 102
AS.280.499 (01)Honors in Public HealthF 1:30PM - 2:45PMBulzacchelli, Maria Theresa, Herbert, Ann CatherineGilman 119
AS.280.445 (01)Mental Health and the GutTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHolingue, CalliopeShaffer 301
AS.280.347 (01)Health Data Analysis PracticumM 3:00PM - 4:30PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneHodson 216
AS.280.101 (05)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, Th 1:30PM - 2:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.350 (01)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50