Skip to content Skip to navigation

Sample Courses of Study

FOUNDATION

Selection of Foundation Courses - Download here!

The AREA of CONCENTRATION (YOU design it!)

The Human Biology major's Area of Concentration generally has an emphasis in one (and sometimes more than one) of the following 8 areas:

AREA 1: Environment and Environmental Policy
- Environment
- Environmental Policy
- Culture/Demography/Human Ecology

AREA 2: Health and Health Policy
- Health Policy
- Public Health
- International Health

AREA 3: Human Performance

AREA 4: Human Development
- Biological Development
- Psychological Development
- Education

AREA 5: Bio-Medical Science
- Genetics
- Molecular Biology
- Human Physiology
- Infectious Diseases

AREA 6: Brain and Behavior

AREA 7: Ethics and Medical Humanities

AREA 8: Evolution

The student identifies a minimum of two courses as essential courses on the list of his/her Area of Concentration courses. Students may choose to take more than two essential courses. Compiling the Area of Concentration is a meaningful and exciting process – the student individualizes the HumBio major to meet his/her academic goals and interests. There is no need to limit class choices to a few departments; students are encouraged to carefully search the entire Course Bulletin for appropriate class options. Students must work with their Faculty Advisors and the Student Advisors to design a focused and rigorous course of study. The Student Advisors Office at HumBio has several reference volumes containing current Human Biology Area of Concentrations with helpful Area of Emphasis and Faculty Advisor indexes.

SAMPLE AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

AREA 1 – Environment and Environmental Policy

Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Policy

HUMBIO 166 – Food and the Environment

EARTHSYS 180B – Principles and Practices of Sustainable Agriculturef

ECON 106 – World Food Economy

EARTHSYS 181 – Urban Agriculture in the Developing World

POLISCI 123 – Politics and Public Policy

EARTHSYS 173 – Aquaculture and the Environment: Science, History and Policy

 

Human Aspects of Environmental Policy

HUMBIO 111 – Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

EARTHSYS 178 – The Ethics of Environmental Choices

BIO 102 – Demography:  Health, Development, Environment

ANTHRO 165A - Peoples and Parks: Management of Protected Areas

EARTHSYS 173 - Acquaculture and Environment: Science, History and Policy

SIW 198S - Environment and Energy Policy

 

Ecology, Environment, and Human Communities

EARTHSYS 112 - Human Society and Environmental Change

ANTHRO 147 – Nature, Culture, Heritage

URBANST 163 – Land Use Control

CEE 277C – Environmental Governance

ANTHRO 164A – Anthropology of Ecotourism

HUMBIO 111 – Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

 

AREA 2 – Health and Health Policy

Healthcare Management

HUMBIO 120 – Healthcare in America

MS&E 180 – Organizations Theory and Management

HUMBIO 126 – Promoting Health Over the Life Course

PUBLPOL 231 – Healthcare Regulation, Finance and Policy

SOC 114 – Economic Sociology

PSYCH 102 – Longevity

 

International Health

HUMBIO 121 – Critical Issues in Child Health

MI 155H – Humans and Viruses I

HRP 231 – Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

HUMBIO 129S – Global Public Health

AFRICAST 112 – AIDS, Literacy and Land:  Foreign Aid and Development in Africa

ECON 127 - Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries

 

International Health Politics

HUMBIO 129S – Global Public Health

ETHICSOC 133 - The Ethics and Politics of Public Service 

HUMBIO 129 - Critical Issues in International Women's Health

ECON 127 - Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries

HUMBIO 120A – Health Policy and Health Care System Design

PUBLPOL 231 – Health Care Regulation, Finance and Policy

 

AREA 3 – Human Performance

Health and Human Performance

HUMBIO 126 – Promoting Health over the Life Course: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

ME 281 – Biomechanics of Movement

HUMBIO 133 – Human Physiology

HUMBIO 135 – Exercise Physiology

HUMBI 130 – Human Nutrition

BIO 107 - Human Physiology Laboratory

 

Human Performance in An Aging Society

BIO 112 – Human Physiology

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

HUMBIO 135 – Exercise Physiology

PSYCH 102 – Longevity

WELLNESS 187 - Analysis of Human Movement

HUMBIO 126 – Promoting Health over the Life Course: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

 

Health, Nutrition and Human Performance

ME 281 – Biomechanics of Movement

HUMBIO 135S – Applied Topics Exercise Physiology

HUMBIO 126 – Promoting Health over the Life Course: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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

BIO 112 – Human Physiology

ANTHRO 269 - The Ecology of Cuisine: Food, Nutrition and the Evolution of the Human Diet

 

AREA 4 – Human Development

Child and Adolescent Development

PSYCH 141 – Cognitive Development

HUMBIO 121 – Critical Issues in Child Health

HUMBIO 142 – Adolescent Development

SOC 134 – Education, Gender, Development

HUMBIO 149 – Psychological and Educational Resilience among Children and Youth

HUMBIO 143 – Adolescent Sexuality

 

Mitigating Risks in Adolescent Development

EDUC 256 – Psychological and Educational Resilience among Children and Youth

HUMBIO 142 – Adolescent Development

HUMBIO 143 – Adolescent Sexuality

EDUC 143 – Boys’ Psychosocial Development

PSYCH 143 – Developmental Anomalies

HUMBIO 142M - Special Topics in Adolescent Mental Health

 

Child Development

HUMBIO 142 – Adolescent Development

HUMBIO 143 – Adolescent Sexuality

EDUC 143 – Boys’ Psychosocial Development

PSYCH 141 – Cognitive Development

PSYCH 143 – Developmental Anomalies

HUMBIO 121 – Critical Issues in Child Health

 

AREA 5 – Bio-Medical Science

Human Systems and Disease

CBIO 101 – Cancer Biology

HUMBIO 153 – Parasites and Pestilence

HUMBIO 159 – Genes and Environment in Disease Causation

BIO 104 – Advanced Molecular Biology

SURG 101 – Regional Study of Human Structure

HUMBIO 133 - Human Physiology

 

Molecular Biology and Human Diseases

BIO 230 – Molecular and Cellular Immunology

MI 104 – Innate Immunology

HUMBIO 158 – The Human Genome and Disease

HUMBIO 154C – Cancer Epidemiology

BIO 118 – Genetic Analysis of Biological Processes

BIO 104 – Advanced Molecular Biology

 

Infectious Disease

HUMBIO 153 – Parasites and Pestilence

MI 120 – Bacteria in Health and Disease

MI 104 – Innate Immunology

BIO 230 – Molecular and Cellular Immunology

HRP 231– Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

HUMBIO 159 – Genes and Environment in Disease Causation

 

AREA 6 – Brain and Behavior

Human Decisions and Entrepreneurship

BIO 150 – Human Behavioral Biology

MS&E 178 - The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

MS&E 175 Innovation, Creativity and Change

SOC 114 – Economic Sociology

PSYCH 232 – Braiu and Decision Making

MS&E 180 – Organizations: Theory and Management

 

The Biological Basis and Cultural Constructs of Psychopathology

BIO 150 – Human Behavioral Biology

BIO 153 – Cellular Neuroscience:  Cell Signaling and Behavior

HUMBIO 146 – Culture and Madness:  Anthropological Approaches to Psychiatric Illness

PSYCH 151 – Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

HISTORY 264G – Madness in American Scoiety: The Social History of Mental Illness in the United States

PSYCH 95 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

 

Behavior and Neuroscience

NBIO 218 - Neural Basis of Behavior

BIO 150 – Human Behavioral Biology

BIO 153 – Cellular Neuroscience:  Cell Signaling and Behavior

PSYCH 50 - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYCH 232 - Brain and Decision Making

HUMBIO 164 - Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Neurobiology

HUMBIO 160 – Human Behavioral Biology

HUMBIO 169 – Neurobiology of Sleep

PSYCH 120 – Cellular Neuroscience

BIO 158 – Developmental Neurobiology

IMMUNOL 185 Brain and the Immune System

BIO 154 – Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

 

AREA 7 – Ethics and Medical Humanities

Bioethics

ANTHRO 179 – Cultures of Disease:  Cancer

HUMBIO 157 – Biology of Stem Cells

PHIL 374  – Caring and Practical Reasoning

ETHICSOC 170 – Ethical Theory

HUMBIO 174 – Foundations of Bioethics

STS 210 – Ethics, Science and Technology

 

Psychology of Healing

ANTHRO 82 - Medical Anthropology

PSYCH 151 – Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

TAPS 176S – Finding Meaning in Life's Struggles: Narrative Ways of Healing

PSYCH 95  Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

HUMBIO 179 – Spirituality and Healing

HUMBIO 175 – Health Care as Seen through Medical History, Literature and the Arts

 

Medical Ethics, Health Care and Law

HUMBIO 170 – Justice, Policy and Science

PSYCH 152 – Mediation for Dispute Resolution

MS&E 254 – The Ethical Analyst

HUMBIO 157 – Biology of Stem Cells

HUMBIO 174 – Foundations of Bioethics

HUMBIO 122 – Beyond Health Care:  Seeking Health in Society

 

AREA 8 – Evolution

The Genetics of Human Adaptation

ANTHRO 14 Intro to Anthropological Genetics

HUMBIO 158 The Human Genome and Disease

BIO 143 Evolution

BIO 101 – Ecology

BIO 144 – Conservation Biology

HUMBIO 114 – Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Disease

 

Biology of Evolution

ANTHRO 14 – Introduction to Anthropological Genetics

HISTORY 342 – Darwin in the History of Life

HUMBIO 180 – Human Osteology

BIOE 280 – Skeletal Development and Evollution

GENE 211 – Genomics

GES 124 – Paleobiology