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Undergraduate: History of Health, Science, and the Environment

  • Program Overview

    History of Health, Science, and the Environment

    This minor explores the historical context of health, science and disease. Nature is within us and all around us. Human habitats—starting with our multi-species bodies—are only partly under human control. Inversely, the environment "out there" is deeply influenced by humans and their technologies. History provides extensive evidence for these trans-human relationships. This minor allows students to explore this multi-level interplay—from the molecular level to the planetary—in a variety of times and places.

  • Degrees and Requirements

    Requirements for the minor in History of Health, Science, and the Environment

    Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. At least nine of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook, with three of the courses at the upper-division level. The specific distribution of the credits should be determined in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. An example of an acceptable distribution would be the following: 

    1. Three courses in the student’s interest at the 100 or 200 level selected from the list below (9 credits)
    2. Four courses in the student’s interest at the 300 or 400 level selected from the list below (12 credits) (Note: HIS 447, 487, 488, or 495–496 may not be applied to the minor.)
    • AFS 374 Environment and Development in African History
    • HIS 111 Environmental History of America
    • HIS 238 Science, Technology, and Medicine in Western Civilization II
    • HIS 286 The Global History of Human Health
    • HIS 302 Environmental History in Global Perspective
    • HIS 321 Humans and Animals in the Modern World
    • HIS 329 History of Industrial Hazards
    • HIS 352 Environmental History of China
    • HIS 365 Environmental History of North America
    • HIS 368 Health and Disease in African History
    • HIS 386 The Maya
    • HIS 398 Topics in the history of science, technology and medicine

     

     

     

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    History of Health, Science, and the Environment (HSE)

    Minor in History of Health, Science, and the Environment

    Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

    Chair: Paul Gootenberg

    Director of Undergraduate Studies: Janis Mimura

    Assistant to the Chair: Susan Grumet

    Office: S-301 Social and Behavioral Sciences 

    Phone: (631) 632-7500

    Email:  Susan.Grumet@stonybrook.edu

    Website:  http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/history

     

     

     

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