Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Health Studies

The Honours BA in Health Studies consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 9.0 senior credits, within the honours BA Health Studies program.

Students must complete all required courses (5.5 credits) plus a minimum of 4.5 senior additional credits, at least 1.0 of which must be at the 400 level. All students in the program must complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Courses: (5.5 credits)
CT122 - Social and Political Thought
CT203/HS203 - Disease and Society
CT221 - Applied Scientific Reasoning
CT227/HS227 - Aging: Realities and Myths
HS101 - Physical Determinants of Health
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS201 - Canadian Health Care Systems
HS320 - Principles of Epidemiology
HS322 - Health Policy: Social and Political Forces in Health Care Systems
OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
OL334 - Social Science Research Methods II

Additional Courses: (minimum 4.5 credits)
CC312/HS312 - Madness, Pollution and Crime
CT208 - Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
CT370 - Gender Theories and Cultures
HR329/HS329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HS205 - Medicine and Society
HS219 - Critical Disabilities Studies
HS250 - Conceptualizing Medicalization: Midwifery and the Health Care System
HS266 - Health and Nutrition
HS300 - Infection and Immunity
HS302 - Issues in Mental Health
HS303 - Environment and Health
HS305 - Development of the Health Professions
HS307 - Child and Youth Health
HS311 - Diversity and Aging/HR311 (Cross-listing pending Senate approval)
HS314 - Health Promotion
HS321 - Health Care Evaluation
HS330 - Disasters and Public Health
HS331 - Gerontology
HS344 - Health and Gender
HS346 - An Introduction to Chinese Medicine
HS347 - The Body
HS400 - Health Networks
HS401* - Current Developments in Health Studies
HS402* - Health Studies Practicum
HS403 - Understanding Health Behaviours
HS405 - Special Topics in Health
HS406 - Urban Health
HS407 - Art and Health
HS408 - Health and Social Theory: Health, Illness and Medicine as Culture
HS410 - Death and Dying
HS411 - Critical Perspectives on Health and Sexuality
HS412 - Directed Studies
ID450 - Indigenous Health & Wellness
PP217 - Medical Ethics

Additional Information

  1. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. Students completing the Honours Health Studies program are excluded from completing the Honours Health Administration program.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: Complete program changes; effective September 1, 2011. 
Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; effective September 1, 2011.