Individual, Health and Environment

This focal study provides a comprehensive viewpoint of matters related to individual health, human habitats and the way that health is a product of the interaction between a person and his/her social and physical environment.


Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

First Cluster (complete 3 courses)

ANTH/SOC 205/305 Exploring the Samoas: Well-Being and Culture 4 credits

DS 200

Introduction to Disability Studies

2 credits

ENV 142

Permaculture: Design Science

4 credits

HIST 413

Medicines in the Modern World 4 credits

PH 101

Public Health

4 credits

PHIL 307/DS 307

Ethics, Medicine and Healthcare

4 credits

PH/SOC 352 Program Development and Evaluation 4 credits

PSY 202

Health Psychology

4 credits

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

4 credits

SOC 319

Sociology of Medicine

4 credits


*The following is a special topic course. It may count toward Focal Study 30 only by special request to the Focal Studies Advisor, Gretchen Potter.
BIOL 160 ST: Humans and Microbes 4 credits