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410.860.01 Graduate Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Katherine Smith
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Explores and debates theoretical concepts and orientations in the social and behavioral sciences and their application to public health research and practice through readings, discussion, and writing assignments.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically discuss theoretical concepts and orientations in the social and behavioral sciences
  2. Present syntheses and critiques of foundational social and behavioral science texts
  3. Develop a theoretically driven argument in the form of an original essay or manuscript
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation based on readings: 50%; Writing assignments and presentations: 50%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to HBS doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required