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Curriculum

The HPP has three main Cores: 

1) Science/Quantitative: four courses in the natural and social sciences, math, and computer science

2) SHIP: two interdisciplinary courses in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, with one in each category:

a) Cultural and Social Determinants of Health, and 

b) Artistic and Intellectual Responses to Health and Disease

3) Experiential: two required components,

a) two seminar series at RFU and 

b)  a “keystone project”

Science/Quantitative Core  SHIP Core ( Science and Health from an Interdisciplinary Perspective) Experiential Core 
Both of the courses below  One course from each category Both of the activities listed below 
MATH 150 Probability and Statistics (Q) OR ECON/BUSN130 (Q) OR PSYC 221 (NS) (T) a. Cultural and Social Determinants of Health: a1. Core seminar series at RFU:
Introduction to Healthcare Professions Seminar Series  (will be offered spring 2021)
BIOL 120 Organismal Biology + Lab (NS)
OR
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I + Lab (NS)
CHIN 270: Chinese Values, Medicine, and Health (H, GP) a2. One additional series at RFU from the following list
Starting 2021-2022
Plus any two courses from the following list ES 382 Political Ecology of Infectious Diseases (SS) Community, Culture, and Health Outcomes Seminar series
BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (NS) HIST 284 Epidemic Disease in Western History (H, GP)
BIOL 220 Ecology and Evolution + lab (NS) (T) HIST 326 Identity and Body in Medieval Europe (GP, W)
BIOL 221 Molecules, Genes, & Cells + Lab (NS) (M) PHIL 205 Medical Ethics (H) b. Keystone Project
BIOL 120 Organismal Biology + Lab (NS)
OR
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I + Lab (NS)
PHIL 296 Neurophilosophy (H) Health-related research project or relevant internship/shadowing experience
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II + Lab (NS) SPAN 322 Medical Spanish (H)
CSCI 112 Computer Science I (Q) (T)

RELG 241 Religion and Science (H)

REGL 248 Religion Biology and Public Health (H)

 
ECON 110 Introduction to Economics (SS) SOAN 245 Medical Anthropology (SS, GP)  
ES 120 Introduction to Environmental Science (NS) RELG 200 Islam and Science (H, GP)
MATH 110 Calculus I (Q) b. Artistic and Intellectual Responses to Health and Disease:   
MATH 250: Introduction to Statistical Programming (Q) ENGL 209 Storytelling and STEM (H, W)  
NEUR/PSYC 128 Medical Mysteries of the Mind (NS, S) ENGL 221 Literature and Medicine (H)  
PHIL 156 Logic and Styles of Argument (Q) ENGL 222 Plagues in Literature: Now and Then (H, W) 

PHYS 110 Introduction to Physics I + Lab (NS)

ENGL 249 Brains, Minds, and Madness in Literature (H)  

PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology + ½ lab (NS)

MUSC 268 Music and the Mind (H)  
SOAN 110 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology (SS) PHIL 225 Philosophy of Science (H)  
PHIL 291 Descartes to Kant (H, W)  
THTR 354 The Mind Onstage (H, W)  

FFC Requirement Codes

Distribution
  •  Creative and Performing Arts (C/PA)
  •  Humanities (HUM)
  •  Natural Sciences (NS)
  •  Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  •  Social Sciences (SS)
Cultural Diversity
  •  US Domestic Pluralism (DP)
  •  Global Perspectives (GP)
Skills
  • Writing-Intensive (W)
  • Speaking-Intensive (S)
  • Technology-Intensive (TI)

GPA requirements

When First-Years students join the program they must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in each of their first two semesters in the program and semester overall GPAs of at least a 2.75 subsequently. All other students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to join and to maintain subsequently at the end of each academic year. All HPP courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C- (including quality letter grades, when courses are taken for the Pass/Fail option).

Just for COVID-impacted semesters, including the 2021 J-Term, all HPP courses courses can be taken for the Pass/Fail option, with no GPA requirement to satisfy successful completion for HPP. 
Important note: If you are taking the HPP course for a major or minor, the academic program that administers the major/minor may have different rules regarding the minimum GPA needed to count towards the major/minor. Please consult the program for that information.

For academic advising, contact:

Prof. Shubhik DebBurman
Biology
Senior Director of Science Partnerships
debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu
847-735-6040

Prof. Anna Jones
History
Associate Dean of Faculty
jones@mx.lakeforest.edu
847-735-6087

Prof. Scott Schappe
Physics
Associate Dean of Faculty
schappe@mx.lakeforest.edu 
847-735-5166

Ann Maine
Biology
Senior Lecturer in Biology
maine@mx.lakeforest.edu

Julia Berkowitz
Academic Support
Director of the Quantitative Resource Center
berkowitz@mx.lakeforest.edu

For professional d evelopment and keystone project

Dr. Pauline Binder-Finnema
Science and Health Care Pathway Leader, Career Advancement Center
pbinderfinnema@mx.lakeforest.edu