Courses

General Course List

The following is a list of courses offered at Northwestern that count toward the SHC adjunct major or minor. However, we provide a more detailed list each quarter that contains many additional course options. Typically the detailed list is posted (and emailed to our majors and minors) just before pre-registration begins for that quarter.

In addition, please note that students may count other classes that do not appear here so long as they clear this with the SHC director. Among these courses are appropriate first-year seminars, junior-year tutorials, and professional linkage seminars, as well as myriad other courses offered for credit at Northwestern and in approved study-abroad programs. Two rules of thumb prevail: 1) the class cannot be a science class that offers a narrow, problem-set approach, and 2) the class must treat science, medicine, or technology in context.

  • African American Studies 363:Racism in Western Modernity
  • Anthropology 260: Plagues and Peoples: The Anthropology of Global Health (co-listed as Global Health 260)
  • Anthropology 308: Global Health in Human History
  • Anthropology 315: Medical Anthropology
  • Anthropology 332: Anthropology of Reproduction
  • Anthropology 334: Global Ethnographies of HIV/AIDS
  • Anthropology 343: Anthropology of Race
  • Anthropology 383: Environmental Anthropology
  • Classics 342: Early European Medicine
  • Communication Studies 227: Communication & Technology
  • Communication Studies 229: Communication Technology, Community, and Personal Identity
  • Communication Studies 246: Intro to Health Communication
  • Communication Studies 343: Health Communication
  • Communication Studies 351: Technology and Human Interaction
  • Communication Studies 353: Collaboration Technology
  • Communication Studies 375: The Sociology of Online News
  • Communication Studies 378: Online Communities & Crowds
  • Communication Studies 383: Media, Communication, and Environment
  • Communication Studies 385: Technology and the American Cultural Landscape
  • Communication Studies 386: Science, Technology, and Society
  • Communication Studies 388: Internet and Society
  • Economics 307: Economics of Medical Care
  • Economics 318: History of Economic Thought
  • Economics 323: Economic History of the U.S.
  • Economics 370: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 211: Food and Society: An Introduction
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 212: Environment and Society (co-listed as Sociology 212)
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 261: American Religion, Ecology, and Culture
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 309: American Environmental History
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 311: Food, Politics, and Society
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 312: Social Change and the Environment
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 332: Native Americans and Environmental Decision Making
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 336: Climate Change, Policy, and Society
  • Environmental Policy and Culture 340: Global Environments and World History (co-listed as History 376)
  • Gender Studies 232: Sexuality and Society (co-listed as Sociology 232)
  • Gender Studies 250: Gender Issues in Science and Health
  • Gender Studies 332: Gender, Sexuality, and Health
  • Gender Studies 374: Gender, Sexuality, and Digital Technologies
  • Global Health 301: Introduction to International Public Health
  • Global Health 302: Global Bioethics
  • Global Health 303: Gender and Global Health: Beyond Reproduction
  • Global Health 304: International Perspectives on Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Global Health 305: Global Health and Indigenous Medicine
  • Global Health 306: Biomedicine and Culture
  • Global Health 307: International Perspectives on Mental Health
  • Global Health 308: Global Health in Human History
  • Global Health 322: The Social Determinants of Health
  • History 275-1: History of Early Modern Science and Medicine (17th and 18th centuries)
  • History 275-2: History of Modern Science and Medicine (19th and 20th centuries)
  • History 325: History of American Technology
  • History 376: Global Environments and World History (co-listed as EPC 340)
  • History 377: History of American Medicine
  • History 378: History of Law and Science
  • History 379: Biomedicine and World History
  • Humanities 220: Health, Biomedicine, Culture, and Society (co-listed as Sociology 220)
  • Journalism 383: Health and Science Reporting
  • Philosophy 151: Scientific Reasoning
  • Philosophy 241: Philosophy of Cyberspace
  • Philosophy 254: Introduction to Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy 255: Theory of Knowledge
  • Philosophy 268: Ethics and the Environment
  • Philosophy 269: Bioethics
  • Philosophy 270: Climate Change and Sustainability: Economic and Ethical Dimensions
  • Philosophy 326: Philosophy of Medicine
  • Philosophy 352: Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy 355: Scientific Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Political Science 329: U.S. Environmental Politics
  • Political Science 349: International Environmental Politics
  • Psychology 248: Health Psychology
  • Psychology 332: Native Americans & Environmental Decision Making
  • Psychology 340: Psychology and Law
  • Religion 173: Religion, Medicine, and Suffering in the West
  • Religion 373: Religion and Bioethics
  • Science in Human Culture 115-6: Biological Thought and Action
  • Sociology 211: Food and Society: An Introduction
  • Sociology 212: Environment and Society (co-listed as Environmental Policy 212)
  • Sociology 220: Health, Biomedicine, Culture, and Society (co-listed as Humanities 220)
  • Sociology 232: Sexuality and Society (co-listed as Gender Studies 232)
  • Sociology 305: Population Dynamics
  • Sociology 311: Food, Politics, and Society
  • Sociology 312: Social Basis of Environmental Change
  • Sociology 319: Sociology of Science
  • Sociology 321: Numbers, Identity & Modernity
  • Sociology 336: Climate Change, Policy, and Society
  • Sociology 355: Medical Sociology