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 (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: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • 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: Closed
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: 0/25
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • 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

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, MSCH-HUM, SPOL-UL

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: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • 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

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 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

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: Closed
  • Seats Available: 6/25
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/120
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, BIOL-UL, BEHB-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

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

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • 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 (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

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

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

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: 15/75
  • 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: 17/50
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, INST-IR, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

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 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/26
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/26
  • 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 (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: 11/25
  • 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: 17/25
  • 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: 15/25
  • 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

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: 11/26
  • 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: 4/25
  • 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

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/90
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR

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

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

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: 48/160
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • 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: Closed
  • Seats Available: 7/26
  • 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: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • 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: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • 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: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • 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: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
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.060.155 (02)Expository Writing: Introduction to the Research Paper - Controversies in AdolescenceTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMWatters, AlizaSmokler Center 301
AS.140.106 (02)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
AS.140.106 (03)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMComfort, NathanielGilman 50
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.230.150 (01)Issues in International DevelopmentTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDong, YigeHodson 301
AS.230.335 (01)Medical HumanitarianismMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMNaveh Benjamin, IlilShriver Hall 104INST-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.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.060.155 (01)Expository Writing: Introduction to the Research Paper - Controversies in AdolescenceTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMWatters, AlizaSmokler Center 301
AS.280.240 (05)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.340 (01)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.340 (03)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.320 (01)Seminar on Public Health and Well-being in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PM, Th 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH
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, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.280.240 (04)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.312 (01)Media, Politics, and Evidence in the History of Public HealthTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMButtress, AmeliaHodson 301
AS.280.340 (02)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 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.270.308 (01)Population/Community EcologyTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMAvolio, Meghan LynnOlin 305
AS.280.101 (01)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, T 4:30PM - 5:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
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.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, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.230.393 (01)Global Health and Human RightsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMNaveh Benjamin, IlilGilman 400INST-IR
AS.280.101 (03)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.101 (02)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.101 (05)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, Th 1:30PM - 2:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
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 (01)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipMergenthaler 111
AS.280.120 (02)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipMergenthaler 111
AS.280.120 (03)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipMergenthaler 111
AS.280.240 (01)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.101 (04)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 4:30PM - 5:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.120 (04)Lectures on Public Health and Wellbeing in BaltimoreT 4:30PM - 5:45PMLeaf, PhilipMergenthaler 111
AS.280.240 (02)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMMaulsby, Catherine, Thorpe, Roland JOlin 305
AS.280.350 (03)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.350 (02)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.380 (01)Global Health Principles and PracticesTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWinch, Peter JohnHodson 210ENVS-MAJOR
AS.280.340 (07)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, M 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.340 (06)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110
AS.280.360 (01)Clinical & Public Health Behavior ChangeMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMCheskin, Lawrence JShaffer 3
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 377
AS.280.350 (05)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.347 (01)Health Data Analysis PracticumM 3:00PM - 4:30PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneHodson 216
AS.280.350 (01)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.280.445 (01)Mental Health and the GutTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHolingue, CalliopeShaffer 301
AS.280.340 (05)Fundamentals of Health Policy & ManagementMW 3:00PM - 3:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMVernick, Jon SHodson 110

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Discover Hopkins: Public Health Cardiology
AS.280.235 (41)

This course will provide a hands on overview of the modern science behind cardiovascular disease. Topics will include the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, prevention, interventions and risk factors that impact outcomes. Students will learn hands on skills to recognize and treat heart attacks including basic ECG recognition, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and current treatment algorithms.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mini Term: Health Literacy in the Digital Age
AS.280.241 (71)

The online media landscape provides new opportunities to enhance health literacy, but also creates new problems. This course aims to identify the importance of understanding health literacy issues in the context of online media (including social media, blogs, web pages, etc.). Students will learn about principles that promote health literacy and how they can apply these principles by creating and critiquing online health communication materials.

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

Medical Humanitarianism
AS.230.335 (21)

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: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-IR

Community-Based Learning in South Africa
AS.280.326 (30)

3 Credit course taught in Cape Town, South Africa. This course may be used to satisfy the Public Health Applied Experience requirement. Students will participate in a community-based service learning program with a local NGO in Cape Town.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.280.235 (41)Discover Hopkins: Public Health CardiologyMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMRosenblum, Andrew James, Wend, Christopher MichaelLatrobe 107
AS.280.241 (71)Mini Term: Health Literacy in the Digital AgeMWF 1:00PM - 4:00PMPark, Stella KinamKrieger 205
AS.230.335 (21)Medical HumanitarianismMTWTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMNaveh Benjamin, IlilMergenthaler 111INST-IR
AS.280.326 (30)Community-Based Learning in South AfricaSmart, Mieka Jasmine 

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Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (02)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Ecology, Health, and the Environment
AS.140.311 (01)

Explores diverse problems linking ecological, environmental and public health themes, with focus on Chesapeake region. Students’ research projects can be outside Chesapeake region.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (01)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (02)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (03)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (04)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (05)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (06)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (01)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (03)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (04)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (05)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (14)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (03)

This course introduces students to medical sociology, which is the application of the sociological perspective to health and health care. Major topics include stress, social epidemiology, and the social organization of health care.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL

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: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): 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 rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. 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: 17/25
  • 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 rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. 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: 17/25
  • 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 rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. 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: 24/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (01)

This course introduces students to medical sociology, which is the application of the sociological perspective to health and health care. Major topics include stress, social epidemiology, and the social organization of health care.

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

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (04)

This course introduces students to medical sociology, which is the application of the sociological perspective to health and health care. Major topics include stress, social epidemiology, and the social organization of health care.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL

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 rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. 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: 21/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (06)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (10)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • 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: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-IR

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (12)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 14/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Sociology of Health and Illness
AS.230.341 (02)

This course introduces students to medical sociology, which is the application of the sociological perspective to health and health care. Major topics include stress, social epidemiology, and the social organization of health care.

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

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 rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. 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: 23/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Gender, Health and Aging
AS.230.154 (01)

In this course students will develop an understanding of the ways in which gender structures health and well being through adulthood and later life. The experience of sexual minorities and the ntersection of gender with class and ethnicity will also be discussed. Students will be expected to participate actively and lead discussions on specific topics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Food Politics
AS.190.405 (01)

This course examines the politics of food at the local, national, and global level. Topics include the politics of agricultural subsidies, struggles over genetically modified foods, government efforts at improving food safety, and issues surrounding obesity and nutrition policy. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL, GECS-SOCSCI, POLI-RSCH, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (13)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Issues in International Development
AS.230.150 (01)

This course will provide an undergraduate level introduction to the study and practice, as well as the successes and failures, of international development. Students will be introduced to the various theoretical frameworks used to explain underdevelopment. Students will also explore the practice of development since the 1950s by examining specific strategies employed in Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, and Africa. Using a variety of country-specific case studies, students will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical frameworks learned in the class to assess the successes and failures of real-life cases.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 12/25
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Economics of Health
AS.180.289 (01)

Application of economic concepts and analysis to the health services system. Review of empirical studies of demand for health services, behavior of providers, and relationship of health services to population health levels. Discussion of current policy issues relating to financing and resource allocation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 65/100
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL

Economics of Discrimination
AS.180.252 (01)

This course examines labor market discrimination by gender, race and ethnicity in the United States. What does the empirical evidence show, and how can we explain it? How much of the difference in observed outcomes is driven by differences in productivity characteristics and how much is due to discrimination? How have economists theorized about discrimination and what methodologies can be employed to test those theories? What has been the impact of public policy in this area; how do large corporations and educational institutions respond; and what can we learn from landmark lawsuits? The course will reinforce skills relevant to all fields of applied economics, including critical evaluation of the theoretical and empirical literature, the reasoned application of statistical techniques, and analysis of current policy issues. Seniors by Permission Only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 30/30
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL

Medical Humanitarianism
AS.230.335 (02)

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: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-IR

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (09)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (07)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 18/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Education & Inequality: Individual, Contextual, and Policy Perspectives
AS.230.320 (01)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (08)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Intro to Bioethics
AS.150.219 (11)

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross listed with Public Health Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Born a Girl: Issues in Women's Health From a Life Course Perspective
AS.280.451 (01)

The discussion surrounding women’s health has often remained limited to understanding women’s reproductive health needs. This course seeks to move beyond this topic to explore the key issues affecting women’s health, utilizing a life course perspective. This undergraduate course will focus on a select number of themes including: a) understanding the history of women’s health; b) sexual and reproductive health; c) maternal health; d) violence against women and girls; e) the needs of younger girls and aging women; and f) how mental health and stigma affect women. The course brings both U.S. and global perspectives to enhance the understanding of how the field of women’s health has evolved over time. It will also address some of the challenges public health professionals continue to face in addressing the health and wellbeing of women today. This seminar-style course combines class presentations with journal clubs and small group discussions. 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: 1/19
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (05)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • 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. Majority of seats are reserved for Public Health Studies majors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 14/120
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, GECS-SCI, BEHB-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Vaccine Development, Epidemiology, and Hesitancy in the Modern World
AS.280.448 (01)

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective and successful public health measures available, but loss of public confidence in vaccines has resulted in the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases. This course will review the process of vaccine development and students will understand the use and utility of immunizations for disease prevention. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the vaccines that have been successfully introduced into routine immunization schedules. This course will discuss post-licensure vaccine surveillance as well as current domestic and international policy issues in vaccine development, supply, delivery and utilization. We will also examine the origins of vaccine hesitancy and discuss the impact of “anti-vaxxers” on immunization coverage and the subsequent return of vaccine-preventable diseases. Students will have the opportunity to work in teams to critically evaluate multi-level interventions to target vaccine hesitancy and improve immunization coverage, and propose a recommendation that will reduce the morbidity and mortality of a specified vaccine-preventable disease. 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

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (09)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Policy, Politics, and Power in Health Equity
AS.280.452 (01)

Health disparities are avoidable, unjust differences in health opportunities and outcomes related to factors such as race and ethnicity, education, class, citizenship, disability, sex and gender identity, and sexual orientation. These disparities reflect the systems that distribute resources, privileges, and power across society and mediate exposure to physical and mental health hazards such as economic deprivation, discrimination, violence, unhealthy environments, uninsurance, and inadequate medical care. Health equity, which is often referred to as social justice in health, is an ethical value that drives efforts to eliminate these disparities. As the National Academy of Medicine asserts in each of its reports, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” The purpose of this course is to introduce students to essential concepts, literature, and policy issues related to health disparities and to prepare them to use their knowledge to build effective policy strategies in support of health equity. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Completion of AS.280.340/ Fundamental of Health Policy Management is recommended, but not required.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

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 majors only. Any available seats will be open to all majors closer to the start of the fall semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ethical Considerations When Working With Marginalized Populations- A Public Health Perspective
AS.280.447 (01)

Interested in developing best practices to work with marginalized people in public health? This course is for you! We will use a combination of lectures and discussions to critically analyze public health research methodologies at the intersection of ethics, justice, and human rights when working with marginalized populations. The first part of the course equips students with a shared language to understand how marginalization, justice, and ethics are conceptualized in public health. In the second part of the course, students will delve deeper into various public health research methodologies and apply ethical guidelines to a variety of public health cases in the U.S. and internationally. The course will culminate with students designing case studies to present and provide feedback based on ethical considerations. 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: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • 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 majors only. Any available seats will be open to all majors closer to the start of the fall semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to R Programming for Public Health
AS.280.346 (01)

Formerly known as Advanced Biostatistics Laboratory, a complementary course to 280.345, Public Health Biostatistics, this course teaches R programming skills necessary for conducting independent data analyses, beyond those presented in the main course. No programming experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn independently and work with other students is indispensable.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Dreaded R-Word: The Ethics of Rationing and Resource Allocation in Health Care
AS.280.450 (01)

Uwe Reinhardt, the renowned Princeton health economist, once labeled rationing as “the dreaded ‘R-word.’” Sarah Palin infamously criticized the Affordable Care Act for, in her view, setting up rationing “death panels.” Many others recoil from the idea of rationing, considering it a “heartless, mechanistic withholding of desirable goods or services by faceless bureaucrats.” In contrast, “resource allocation” does not typically inspire the same response. Why does the idea of rationing in health care generate such a negative emotional response? Is this response justified? Does rationing differ from resource allocation as a means of setting priorities for health care? Who has the authority to set priorities for health care? On what basis should priorities be set? Why must priorities be set at all? This class addresses questions like these and offers a broad introduction to the ethics of priority-setting in health care. The class will devote significant time to understanding both the conceptual and normative foundations of priority-setting as well as specific proposals for how to set priorities. We will explore priority-setting in health care at both the individual and population level through various case studies including organ transplants and flu pandemic preparation. We will discuss priority-setting in the context of public health and universal health coverage and explore the role of global organizations like the World Health Organization and World Bank in setting priorities for health care. We will also consider whether priority-setting is compatible with the pursuit of social justice. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (06)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/25
  • 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 majors only. Any available seats will be open to all majors closer to the start of the fall semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (03)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Population, Health and Development
AS.280.225 (01)

This course will cover the major world population changes in the past century as well as the contemporary situation and projections for this century. Topics include rapid population growth, the historical and continuing decline of death and birth rates, contraceptive methods as well as family planning and child survival programs, population aging, urbanization, population and the environment and the demographic effects of HIV/AIDS. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies majors. Students minoring in Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality can register with instructor approval.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 27/72
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MAJOR

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (01)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Honors in Public Health - Seminar
AS.280.495 (01)

Using lectures, oral presentations, and writing assignments, this seminar is designed to assist Public Health Studies majors in writing a senior thesis. Students will formulate their topics, develop research skills, and address issues of professional ethics. Participating in this seminar is required for students pursuing honors in Public Health Studies. Permission Required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 26/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (07)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/25
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Corporate Influence on Public Health
AS.280.449 (01)

Corporate practices are an often under-recognized social determinant of health. Corporate-induced disease contributes to morbidity and mortality worldwide, and a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying corporate-induced diseases illuminates pathways by which social and environmental factors influence health. This course will investigate the influence of industry using tobacco, alcohol, sugar-sweetened beverage, food, and pharmaceutical industries as examples, emphasizing ecological models. Students will evaluate the historical and current role of each industry as they effect health outcomes, research, public health policy, and public perceptions and behaviors. Students will use case studies from around the globe that exemplify instances of influence and interference and critically consider the power and activity of multibillion-dollar multinational companies. 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

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 majors only. Any available seats will be open to all majors closer to the start of the fall semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Community Based Learning - Practicum Community Health Care
AS.280.399 (01)

This course is designed to expose students to urban health with focus on Baltimore City through lectures, class discussions, and experiential learning. Students will select a community-based organization (CBO) according to their expressed interests and schedule in order to complete 45 hours of service based learning. Grades are based on participation, completion of service learning project, presentation, and papers. Open to Junior Public Health Studies majors only. Others by permission of instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (08)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/25
  • 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 majors only. Any available seats will be open to all majors closer to the start of the fall semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (04)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Public Health Biostatistics
AS.280.345 (02)

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Contemporary Social Movements in Public Health
AS.280.453 (01)

Health social movements attempt to alter power structures in order to achieve greater health equity, promote access to resources, and change perceptions of disease. But what distinguishes a moment from a movement? Under what conditions can health social movements lead to lasting policy and social change? Together we will explore a wide range of contemporary health social movements such as Black Lives Matter, MeToo, gun reform, US healthcare reform, environmental movements, and others. We will analyze the types of goals, resources, and tactics used in these movements and consider their contributions to the shaping of health-related policies and practices. Students will compose a brief and highly polished analysis of a health social movement of their choosing that may be suitable for publication. 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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.150.219 (02)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.140.311 (01)Ecology, Health, and the EnvironmentTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKingsland, Sharon EGilman 300GECS-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.140.105 (01)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMFissell, Mary EGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (02)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMFissell, Mary EGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (03)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMFissell, Mary EGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (04)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMFissell, Mary EGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (05)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMFissell, Mary EGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (06)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMFissell, Mary EGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (01)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (03)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (04)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (05)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (14)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.230.341 (03)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.230.393 (01)Global Health and Human RightsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMNaveh Benjamin, IlilGilman 75INST-IR
AS.280.101 (02)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, T 4:30PM - 5:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.101 (03)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, Th 1:30PM - 2:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.280.101 (05)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.230.341 (01)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.230.341 (04)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 4:00PM - 4:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.280.101 (04)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 4:30PM - 5:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.150.219 (06)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (10)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.180.390 (01)Health Economics & Developing CountriesT 3:00PM - 5:30PMGersovitz, MarkShriver Hall 001
AS.230.335 (01)Medical HumanitarianismMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMNaveh Benjamin, IlilShriver Hall 104INST-IR
AS.150.219 (12)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PMRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.230.341 (02)Sociology of Health and IllnessM 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PMAgree, EmilyMergenthaler 111PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.280.101 (01)Introduction to Public HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBulzacchelli, Maria TheresaGilman 50
AS.230.154 (01)Freshman Seminar: Gender, Health and AgingTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMAgree, EmilyGilman 217
AS.190.405 (01)Food PoliticsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMSheingate, AdamBloomberg 172SPOL-UL, GECS-SOCSCI, POLI-RSCH, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.150.219 (13)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.230.150 (01)Issues in International DevelopmentM 1:30PM - 4:00PMAgarwala, RinaAmes 218GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.289 (01)Economics of HealthM 3:30PM - 6:00PMBishai, David MHodson 110INST-ECON, PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.180.252 (01)Economics of DiscriminationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMorgan, Barbara AnneShriver Hall 104SPOL-UL
AS.230.335 (02)Medical HumanitarianismMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMNaveh Benjamin, IlilKrieger 300INST-IR
AS.150.219 (09)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (07)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.230.320 (01)Education & Inequality: Individual, Contextual, and Policy PerspectivesT 4:00PM - 6:30PMDeluca, StefanieHodson 311SPOL-UL
AS.150.219 (08)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.150.219 (11)Intro to BioethicsMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMBok, HilaryRemsen Hall 1PHIL-BIOETH, PHIL-ETHICS, BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.280.451 (01)Born a Girl: Issues in Women's Health From a Life Course PerspectiveTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKarver, Tahilin SanchezKrieger 300
AS.280.240 (05)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMStaffShaffer 301
AS.280.345 (05)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.335 (01)The Environment and Your HealthTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMBressler, Joseph P., Latshaw, Megan W.Shaffer 3BIOL-UL, GECS-SCI, BEHB-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.280.448 (01)Vaccine Development, Epidemiology, and Hesitancy in the Modern WorldMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMHolroyd, Taylor AlexaKrieger 300
AS.280.345 (09)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.240 (02)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMStaffShaffer 301
AS.280.452 (01)Policy, Politics, and Power in Health EquityTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMBaker, KellanKrieger 300
AS.280.350 (03)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.447 (01)Ethical Considerations When Working With Marginalized Populations- A Public Health PerspectiveTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMAqil, Anushka RKrieger 302
AS.280.350 (04)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 3:00PM - 4:15PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.346 (01)Introduction to R Programming for Public HealthM 1:30PM - 2:20PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneKrieger 306
AS.280.450 (01)The Dreaded R-Word: The Ethics of Rationing and Resource Allocation in Health CareTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDiStefano, Michael Joseph AnthonyKrieger Laverty
AS.280.345 (06)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.350 (05)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.240 (04)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMStaffShaffer 301
AS.280.345 (03)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.225 (01)Population, Health and DevelopmentTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMBecker, StanleyMergenthaler 111GECS-SOCSCI, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MAJOR
AS.280.345 (01)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.495 (01)Honors in Public Health - SeminarF 1:30PM - 2:45PMHerbert, Ann CatherineHodson 303
AS.280.345 (07)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.240 (03)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMStaffShaffer 301
AS.280.449 (01)Corporate Influence on Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMWeiger, Caitlin VictoriaKrieger 180
AS.280.350 (01)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.240 (01)Research Methods in Public HealthMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMStaffShaffer 301
AS.280.399 (01)Community Based Learning - Practicum Community Health CareW 4:30PM - 5:45PMBone, Lee RKrieger 300
AS.280.345 (08)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 3:00PM - 3:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.350 (02)Fundamentals of EpidemiologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PMMckay, Heather L, Schneider, MichaelGilman 50
AS.280.345 (04)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.345 (02)Public Health BiostatisticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PMJager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret AnneMudd 26
AS.280.453 (01)Contemporary Social Movements in Public HealthM 4:30PM - 7:00PMKroart, Laura ElizabethKrieger Laverty