Minor in Health, Law & Policy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science
The Health, Law & Policy minor is designed to introduce students to the United States health care system, with a special emphasis on the public health sector. As a minor, students are provided the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the law that governs our health care system & the politics that shape those laws. Students completing the minor will be well positioned for expanded roles of leadership within a health provider organization or political entity charged with creating health care policy.
We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program ( http://www.une.edu/cas/programs/honors-program ) and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.
Students wishing to pursue a minor in health law & politics must have an advisor in the program and approval from the chair of the political science department. Each student will work with a faculty advisor to design a minor consisting of six courses (18 credits) that supports the student's interests, according to the following guidelines and availability:
Program Required Courses:
PSC 325 - Politics of Public Health
Three of the following courses. However, a student must take at least one law course and at least one political science course:
PSC 106 - Law & American Society
PSC 125 - Understanding the Law
PSC 203 - Politics of Law
PSC 210 - Constitutional Law
PSC 101 - Introduction to American Politics
PSC 105 - Introduction to Political Science
PSC 200 - Introduction to Political Theory
PSC 220 - Research Methods
PSC 432 - Autonomy/Politics of Reproduction
Two of the following courses:
ENG 310 - Writing & Women's Health
ANT 211 - Medical Anthropology
SOC 355 - Medical Sociology
BUEC 385 - Health Economics
HSM 370 - Law & Ethics of Health Care
PHI 406 - Human Genome Project Ethics
SOC 460 - Social Policy and Planning
PSY 235 - Health Psychology
This minor provides students additional choices and options that are career oriented in a field that is expected to see significant growth over the next twenty years.
TUITION AND FEES
Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.