I am taking a bunch of harder stem classes next semester but I wanted to add one of the classes needed to fulfill my Bio Health and Society major requirements and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for a class to fulfill their Health and Society portion with a lighter course load and good professor because I am bit lost in all of the options. Thank you for your help!
To start, I would recommend spreading out the hard stem classes over two semesters if possible. We usually recommend taking a max. of 2-3 stem classes per semester, so if that seems like an option for you, I would consider it! My answer to your question is subjective since I took these classes, but I highly recommend SOC 302 (Intro to Sociology of Medicine) with Dr. Kelley (who is not teaching this course in the fall) or WSG 220 (Perspectives in Women’s Health) with Dr. Joanne Bailey. In my experience, both of these courses were manageable while I was taking 2 stem classes + labs and the content was very interesting and engaging! Dr. Kelley and Dr. Bailey are incredible professors and very passionate about the subject matter. I have also heard great things about ANTHRCUL 344 (Medical Anthropology) and PHIL 356 (Issues in Bioethics) but I cannot attest to their workload. I would read up on a few courses that sound interesting to you and choose one that will give you a nice mental break from science topics. You can also use Atlas on the course guide to help you gauge workload and professor ratings.
I hope this helps! Feel free to ask us more questions if you have any.
Leen, PMH Advisor