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Minor in Health, Aging and Society

MinorMinor in Health, Aging and Society

Notes

  1. Students are responsible for ensuring that course prerequisites are fulfilled.
  2. KINESIOL 2G03 and 3A03 may be used to satisfy Health, Aging and Society requirements for Kinesiology students pursuing a Minor in Health, Aging and Society.
  3. Students who have completed GERONTOL and/or HEALTHST courses may count these towards a minor in Health, Aging and Society. Given the extensive curriculum revisions that have been made, students are strongly encouraged to review the course antirequisites in the Course Listings section of the Calendar.

24 units total

6 units

  • HLTHAGE 1AA3 - Introduction to Mental Health and Illness
  • HLTHAGE 1BB3 - Aging and Society 

18 units 

from

  • Course List or Health, Aging and Society

Course List

  • ANTHROP 2AN3 – The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • ANTHROP 2U03 – Plagues and People
  • ANTHROP 3C03 - Health and Environment: Anthropological Approaches
  • ANTHROP 3HI3 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
  • ANTHROP 3Y03 - Aboriginal Community Health and Well-being
  • ANTHROP 4S03 - The Anthropology of Infectious Diseases
  • ECON 2CC3 - Health Economics and its Application to Health Policy
  • ECON 3Q03 – Economics of Aging
  • ECON 3Z03 - Health Economics
  • GEOG 3HH3
  • GEOG 3HP3 - Population Growth and Aging
  • GEOG 4HH3 - Environment and Health
  • HLTHSCI 2G03 - Epidemiology
  • HLTHSCI 2J03 - Health, Attitude and Behaviour
  • INDIGST 3H03 – Indigenous Medicine I: Philosophy
  • INDIGST 3HH3 - Indigenous Medicine II: Practical
  • KINESIOL 3S03
  • KINESIOL 3SS3
  • KINESIOL 4SS3 - Human Aging: Biological and Lifestyle Influences
  • LABRST 3D03 - Work: Dangerous to Your Health?
  • PHILOS 2D03 - Bioethics
  • PHILOS 3C03 - Advanced Bioethics
  • PEACEST 2D03
  • PSYCH 2AP3 – Abnormal Psychology: Fundamentals & Major Disorders
  • PSYCH 3B03 – Special Populations
  • RELIGST 2C03 - Bioethics
  • RELIGST 2M03 - Death and Dying: Comparative Views
  • RELIGST 2N03 - Death and Dying: The Western Experience
  • RELIGST 2WW3 - Health, Healing and Religion
  • SOCIOL 3CC3 – Sociology of the Family and Life Cycle
  • SOCIOL 3G03 – Sociology of Health Care
  • SOCIOL 3HH3 – Sociology of Health
  • SOCIOL 4G03 – Advanced Topics in the Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCWORK 3C03 - Social Aspects of Health and Illness
  • SOCWORK 3O03 - Social Work and Sexualities
  • SOCWORK 3S03 - Social Work, Disability and Dis/Ableism
  • SOCWORK 4L03 - Social Work with an Aging Population
  • SOCWORK 4R03 - Feminist Approaches to Social Work and Social Justice 
  • SOCWORK 4Y03 - Critical Issues in Mental Health and Addiction: Social, Political and Historical Perspectives from Mad Studies and Critical Disability Studies for Social Work

Completion of Level 1 + 24 units

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

The department of Health, Aging & Society provides academic advising (contact Lori Ewing, ewingl@mcmaster.ca, ext. 27961).

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Course List

  • ANTHROP 2AN3 – The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • ANTHROP 2U03 – Plagues and People
  • ANTHROP 3C03 - Health and Environment: Anthropological Approaches
  • ANTHROP 3HI3 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
  • ANTHROP 3Y03 - Aboriginal Community Health and Well-being
  • ANTHROP 4S03 - The Anthropology of Infectious Diseases
  • ECON 2CC3 - Health Economics and its Application to Health Policy
  • ECON 3Q03 – Economics of Aging
  • ECON 3Z03 - Health Economics
  • GEOG 3HH3
  • GEOG 3HP3 - Population Growth and Aging
  • GEOG 4HH3 - Environment and Health
  • HLTHSCI 2G03 - Epidemiology
  • HLTHSCI 2J03 - Health, Attitude and Behaviour
  • INDIGST 3H03 – Indigenous Medicine I: Philosophy
  • INDIGST 3HH3 - Indigenous Medicine II: Practical
  • KINESIOL 3S03
  • KINESIOL 3SS3
  • KINESIOL 4SS3 - Human Aging: Biological and Lifestyle Influences
  • LABRST 3D03 - Work: Dangerous to Your Health?
  • PHILOS 2D03 - Bioethics
  • PHILOS 3C03 - Advanced Bioethics
  • PEACEST 2D03
  • PSYCH 2AP3 – Abnormal Psychology: Fundamentals & Major Disorders
  • PSYCH 3B03 – Special Populations
  • RELIGST 2C03 - Bioethics
  • RELIGST 2M03 - Death and Dying: Comparative Views
  • RELIGST 2N03 - Death and Dying: The Western Experience
  • RELIGST 2WW3 - Health, Healing and Religion
  • SOCIOL 3CC3 – Sociology of the Family and Life Cycle
  • SOCIOL 3G03 – Sociology of Health Care
  • SOCIOL 3HH3 – Sociology of Health
  • SOCIOL 4G03 – Advanced Topics in the Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCWORK 3C03 - Social Aspects of Health and Illness
  • SOCWORK 3O03 - Social Work and Sexualities
  • SOCWORK 3S03 - Social Work, Disability and Dis/Ableism
  • SOCWORK 4L03 - Social Work with an Aging Population
  • SOCWORK 4R03 - Feminist Approaches to Social Work and Social Justice 
  • SOCWORK 4Y03 - Critical Issues in Mental Health and Addiction: Social, Political and Historical Perspectives from Mad Studies and Critical Disability Studies for Social Work
For more information:
Department of Health, Aging & Society
KTH-226
905-525-9140 ext. 27961
hasdept@mcmaster.ca
Length:
Minor may be declared when completing convocation information
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program
Program Type:
Course-based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
January, September
Current Deadline:
April