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Areas of Emphasis

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AREA 1: ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

AREA 2: HEALTH AND HEALTH POLICY

AREA 3: HUMAN PERFORMANCE

AREA 4: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

AREA 5: BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE

AREA 6: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

AREA 7: ETHICS AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES

AREA 8: EVOLUTION

 

This is not a complete list; it is designed to stimulate your thinking as you craft the Depth Requirement of your Area of Concentration topic. If you would like to recommend a course, please contact Student Services (cacciari@stanford.edu) - your feedback is very welcome.

 

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AREA 1: ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

  • HUMBIO - 111 - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Resilence, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

  • HUMBIO - 111M - Marine Resource Economics and Policy

  • HUMBIO - 112 - Conservation Biology

  • HUMBIO - 113 - The Biologies of Humans and Plants

  • HUMBIO - 113S - Healthy/Sustainable Food Systems: Maximum Sustainability across Health, Economics and Environment

  • HUMBIO - 114 - Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • HUMBIO - 117H - Human Behavioral Ecology

  • HUMBIO - 118 - Theory of Environmental and Ecological Anthropology

  • HUMBIO - 119 - Demography: Health, Development, Environment

  • BIOHOPK - 163H - Oceanic Biology

  • BIOHOPK - 172H - Marine Ecology

  • BIOHOPK - 182H - Stanford at Sea

  • BIO - 101 - Ecology

  • BIO - 121 - Biogeography

  • BIO - 145 - Ecology and Evolution of Animal Behavioral

  • CEE - 166A - Watersheds and Wetlands

  • CEE - 175A - California Coast:  Science, Policy and Law

  • CEE - 177S - Design for a Sustainable World

  • COMM - 177C - Environmental Journalism

  • EARTHSYS - 103 - Understanding Energy

  • EARTHSYS - 104 - The Water Course

  • EARTHSYS - 111 - Biology and Global Change

  • EARTHSYS - 112 - Human Society and Environmental Change

  • ECON - 106 - World Food Economy

  • ECON - 118 - Development Economics

  • EDUC - 332 - Theory and Practice of Environmental Education

  • MS&E - 152 - Introduction to Decision Analysis

  • MS&E - 243 - Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis

  • MS&E - 294 - Climate Policy Analysis

  • POLISCI - 123 - Politics and Public Policy

  • URBANST - 163 - Land Use Control


AREA 2: HEALTH AND HEALTH POLICY

  • HUMBIO - 120 - Health Care in America: The Organizations and Institutions that Shape the Health Care System

  • HUMBIO - 120A - Health Policy and Health Care System Design

  • HUMBIO - 121 - Critical Issues in Child Health

  • HUMBIO - 121E - Ethnicity and Medicine

  • HUMBIO - 122 - Beyond Health Care: Seeking Health in Society

  • HUMBIO - 122M - Health Challenges of Human Migration

  • HUMBIO - 122S - Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, Health

  • HUMBIO - 123 - Obesity in America

  • HUMBIO - 124C - Global Child Health

  • HUMBIO - 124E - Economics of Infectious Disease and Global Health

  • HUMBIO - 125 - Current Topics and Controversies in Women's Health

  • HUMBIO - 126 - Promoting Health Over the Life Course: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • HUMBIO - 126A - Advanced Seminar in Health and Security

  • HUMBIO - 127A - Community Health: Assessment and Planning I

  • HUMBIO - 127B - Community Health: Assessment and Planning II

  • HUMBIO - 128 - Community Health Psychology

  • HUMBIO - 129 - Critical Issues in International Women's Health

  • HUMBIO - 129S - Global Public Health

  • HUMBIO - 129W - Health Care Systems Around the World

  • ANTHRO - 82 - Medical Anthropology

  • BIOMEDIN - 156 - Economics of Health and Medical Care

  • ECON - 127 - Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries

  • ECON - 150 - Economic Policy Analysis

  • MS&E - 292 - Health Policy Modeling

  • PSYCH - 141S - Health Psychology

  • PUBLPOL - 156 - Health Care Policy and Reform

  • PUBLPOL - 231 - Health Care Regulation, Finance and Policy

  • SOC - 152 - Social and Economic Determinants of Health

  • SURG - 222 - Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response


AREA 3: HUMAN PERFORMANCE

  • HUMBIO - 130 - Human Nutrition

  • HUMBIO - 133 - Human Physiology

  • HUMBIO - 135 - Exercise Physiology

  • HUMBIO - 135S - Applied Topics in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism

  • HUMBIO - 136 - Human Physiology Laboratory

  • ANTHRO - 183B - Human Mobility and Adaptability

  • DANCE - 156T - Movement and Digital Culture

  • ME - 281 - Biomechanics of Movement

  • RAD - 220 - Introduction to Imaging and Image-Based Neuro Anatomy

  • SURG - 101 - Regional Study of Human Structure


AREA 4: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

  • HUMBIO - 140 - Sex Differences in Human Physiology and Disease

  • HUMBIO - 142 - Adolescent Development

  • HUMBIO - 142M - Special Topics in Adolescent Mental Health

  • HUMBIO - 143 - Adolescent Sexuality

  • HUMBIO - 144 - Boys' Psychosocial Development

  • HUMBIO - 145L - Biology and Evolution of Language

  • HUMBIO - 146D - Developmental Disabilities: From Biology to Policy

  • HUMBIO - 148W - Women, Fertility, and Work

  • HUMBIO - 149 - Psychological and Educational Resilience among Children and Youth

  • HUMBIO - 149L - Longevity

  • BIO - 123A - Cell and Developmental Biology I

  • BIO - 123B - Cell and Developmental Biology II

  • HIST - 106A/B - Global Human Geography

  • LINGUIST - 140 - Language Acquisition I

  • MS&E - 277 - Creativity and Innovation

  • PSYCH - 60 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology

  • PSYCH - 131 - Language and Thought

  • PSYCH - 141 - Cognitve Development

  • PSYCH - 143 - Developmental Anomolies

  • PSYCH - 149 - The Infant Mind: Cognitive Development Over the First Year

  • PSYC - 139 - Changing Relationships: A Couples and Family Therapy Perspective

  • SOC - 120 - Interpersonal Relations

  • SOC - 130 - Education and Society


AREA 5: BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE

  • HUMBIO - 150A - Assisted Reproductive Technologies

  • HUMBIO - 151R - Biology Research in the Age of Informatics

  • HUMBIO - 152 - Viral Lifestyles

  • HUMBIO - 153 - Parasites and Pestilence: Infectious Public Health Challenges

  • HUMBIO - 154A - Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Disease Control Systems

  • HUMBIO - 154B - Introduction to Epidemiology

  • HUMBIO - 154C - Cancer Epidemiology

  • HUMBIO - 155B - The Vaccine Revolution

  • HUMBIO - 155H - Humans and Viruses I

  • HUMBIO - 157 - The Biology of Stem Cells

  • HUMBIO - 158 - The Human Genome and Disease

  • HUMBIO - 159 - Genes and Environment in Disease Causation

  • BIO - 104 - Advanced Molecular Biology

  • BIO - 118 - Genetic Analysis of Biological Processes

  • BIO - 230 - Molecular and Cellular Immunology

  • CBIO - 101 - Cancer Biology

  • CHEMENG - 450 - Advances in Biotechnology

  • ENGR - 110 - Perspectives in Assistive Technology

  • GENE - 202 - Human Genetics

  • GENE - 271 - Human Molecular Genetics

  • GENE - 272 - Introduction to Medical Genetics

  • GENE - 284 - Medical Genetics Seminar

  • GENE - 285A - Genetic Counseling Seminar

  • HRP - 231 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

  • IMMUNOL - 275 - Tumor Immunology

  • MI - 104 - Innate Immunology

  • MI - 116 - The Human Virosphere

  • MI - 120 - Bacteria in Health and Disease


AREA 6: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

  • HUMBIO - 160 - Human Behavioral Biology

  • HUMBIO - 161 - The Neurobiology of Sleep

  • HUMBIO - 162 - The Nervous Age: Neurosis, Neurology, and Nineteenth-Century Theatre

  • HUMBIO - 162H - Hysteria and Modern Culture

  • HUMBIO - 164 - Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • HUMBIO - 166 - Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in a Social, Environmental and Policy Context

  • HUMBIO - 167 - The Art of Vision

  • HUMBIO - 168 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Guilt

  • BIO - 145 - Ecology and Evolution of Animal Behavioral

  • BIO - 151 - Mechanisms of Neuron Death

  • BIO - 153 - Cellular Neuroscience: Cell Signaling and Behavior

  • BIO - 154 - Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

  • BIO - 158 - Developmental Neurobiology

  • BIO - 222 - Exploring Neural Circuits

  • COMM - 121 - Behavior and Social Media

  • LAW - 333 - Problem Solving and Decision Making for Public Policy and Social Change

  • LINGUIST - 144 - Minds and Machines

  • MCP - 126 - Neurons and Disease

  • MUSIC - 251 - Psychophysics and Music Cognition

  • NBIO - 206 - The Nervous System

  • NBIO - 218 -Neural Basis of Behavior

  • NBIO - 220 - Central Mechanisms in Vision-Based Cognition

  • PHIL - 167B - Philosophy, Biology, and Behavior

  • PHIL - 185B - Philosophy of Perception

  • PHIL - 186 - Philosophy of Mind

  • PSYC - 139 - Changing Relationships: A Couples and Family Therapy Perspective

  • PSYCH - 50 - Intro to Cognitive Neuroscience

  • PSYCH - 151 - PSYCH - 154 - Judgement and Decision Making

  • PSYCH - 161 - Emotion

  • PSYCH - 205 - Foundations of Cognition

  • PSYCH - 232 - Brain and Decision Making

  • PSYCH - 251 - Affective Neurscience

  • SYMSYS - 206 - Philosophy of Neurscience


AREA 7: ETHICS AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES

  • HUMBIO - 170 - Justice, Policy and Science

  • HUMBIO - 170A - Sex and the Law

  • HUMBIO - 172B - Children, Youth, and the Law

  • HUMBIO - 173 - Science, Business and the Law: How Scientific Discovery and Innovation Are Protected and Brought to Market

  • HUMBIO - 174 - Foundations of Bioethics

  • HUMBIO - 175H - Literature and Human Experimentation

  • HUMBIO - 175L - Literature and Global Health

  • HUMBIO - 176A - Medical Anthropology

  • HUMBIO - 177C - Culture, Narrative, and Medicine

  • HUMBIO - 178 - Ethics and Politics of Public Service

  • HUMBIO - 178T - Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal and Medical Perspectives

  • HUMBIO - 178V - Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues and Prevention

  • HUMBIO - 179S - Spirituality and Healing

  • ANTHRO 41/AAAS 41/CSRE - 41A - Genes and Identity

  • EDUC - 247 - Moral and Character Education

  • HIST - 130A - In Sickness and in Health: Medicine and American Society, 1800-Present

  • HIST - 201 - Introduction to Public History and Public Service

  • HIST - 244C - History of the Body in Science, Medicine and Culture

  • HIST - 264G - The Social History of Mental Illness in the United States

  • HRP - 212 - Cross-Cultural Medicine

  • INTNLREL - 140C - The U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping and Humanitarian War

  • INTNLREL - 180A - Transitional Justice, Human Rights and International Criminal Tribunals

  • MS&E - 197 - Ethics, Technology and Public Policy

  • MS&E - 254 - The Ethical Analyst

  • PEDS - 223 - Human Rights and Global Health

  • PHIL - 170 - Ethical Theory

  • PHIL - 171 - Justice

  • PHIL - 374 - Caring and Practical Reasoning

  • POLISCI - 334 - Philanthropy and Civil Society

  • PSYCH - 138 - Wise Interventions

  • PSYCH - 179 - The Psychology of Everyday Morality

  • PUBLPOL - 353 - Science and Technology Policy

  • RELIGST - 143 - Empathy

  • SOC - 135 - Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States

  • SOC - 141 - Controversies about Inequality

  • URBANST - 112 - The Urban Underclass


AREA 8: EVOLUTION

  • HUMBIO - 180 - Human Skeletal Anatomy

  • ANTHRO - 113 - Culture and Epigenetics: Towards A Non-Darwinian Synthesis

  • ANTHRO - 121 - Language and Prehistory

  • ANTHRO - 245A - Evolutionary of Theory in Archaeology

  • ANTHRO - 163 - Conservation and Evolutionary Ecology

  • BIO - 113 - Fundamentals of Molecular Evolution

  • BIO - 143 - Evolution

  • BIO - 180 - Microbial Physiology

  • BIOHOPK - 155H - Developmental Biology and Evolution

  • HIST - 240 - The History of Evolution

  • HIST - 243S - Human Origins: History, Evidence and Controversy

  • HIST - 342 - Darwin in the History of Life

  • LINGUIST - 160 - Introduction to Language Change

  • ME - 280 - Skeletal Development and Evolution