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CURRENT HUMAN BIOLOGY & SOCIETY STUDENTS

 

Students admitted to the major take 4 core SOCIETY AND GENETICS courses and 5 elective courses, and obtain course credit for internship, apprenticeship and/or supervised research. All pre-major requirements must also be completed before graduation.

Human Biology and Society, B.A.
(42 units)

Human Biology and Society, B.S.
(42-47 units)

SOC GEN 105A
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre-requisite: Soc Gen 5 or Cluster 71A or 72A

SOC GEN 105A
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre-requisite: Soc Gen 5 or Cluster 71A or 72A

SOC GEN 105B
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre or Co-requisite: Anthro 1 or LS 4 or LS 7C
or Soc Gen 101

SOC GEN 105B
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre or Co-requisite: Anthro 1 or LS 4 or LS 7C or Soc Gen 101

SOC GEN 101
(Offered Spring 2019 for 2018-19 year)
OR, if LS7ABC taken, SOC GEN 102

SOC GEN 102 (Junior Spring)

SOC GEN 108 (Senior Spring)
For 2018-19 year, scheduled for
Fall, Winter, Spring

SOC GEN 108 (Senior Spring)
For 2018-19 year, scheduled for
Fall, Winter, Spring

4.0 units of SOC GEN 195CE*/196/199 (195CE available Fall, Winter, Spring)

4.0 units of SOC GEN 195CE*/196/199
(195CE available Fall, Winter, Spring)

LIFE SCI 107
[Only for students who took LS 7ABC series, not required for LS 1-4 series]

5 elective courses** from within your choice of any one of these concentration categories: Bioethics and Public Science Policy; Medicine and Public Health; Evolutionary Biology, Culture and Behavior; Population Genetics and History; and Historical and Social Studies of Science.

5 elective courses** from within your choice of any one of these concentration categories: Bioethics and Public Science Policy; Medicine and Public Health; Evolutionary Biology, Culture and Behavior; Population Genetics and History; and Historical and Social Studies of Science.

* The SOC GEN 195CE internship requirement may also be satisfied by completing at least 4.0 units of upper divisionletter graded internship, apprenticeship or wet lab research, such as: SOC GEN 196 research apprenticeship (2.0 units each, so minimum 2 quarters needed); SOC GEN 199 research (other departmental 199 courses can be petitioned); PUBLIC HEALTH/MEDICINE M160B by petition (to enroll, you must be part of the T.E.A.C.H. program); MCD BIO 192B by petition (to enroll, you must be part of CITYLAB); Community Health Sciences 187B by petition (to enroll, you must be part of the Mobile Clinic Project)

** At least ONE of your 5 elective courses must be a SOC GEN course.
The following SOC GEN courses may be used for elective credit in each of our five concentrations: SOC GEN M102 (elective for BA degree only), 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, 134,  M140, 141, M142, M144, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, M166, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199.

HBS major requirements & concentration PDF

ELECTIVES
Students are allowed to petition elective courses for their concentration by emailing the Student Affairs Officer with the course title, description, syllabus (highly preferred,) and a brief explanation as to how it relates to the major. The elective course must be an upper division course (numbered 100-199), be at least 4.0 units, and taken for a letter grade.

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS
To receive departmental honors, students must take each course in the major for a letter grade and complete all upper division courses in the major with an overall grade-point average of 3.50 or better. Students who also take Society and Genetics 197 or 199 (4.0 units) in which they write a research paper in their major concentration area and receive a grade of A or better will receive highest departmental honors.