Courses

Trainees must complete PSTC requirements as well as their department-specific courses offered through their home department and as outlined by the PSTC. They must choose one course from outside their home department using the approved list below. The one exception is Anthropology students who must already take a Sociology course as a requirement and can thus take their elective course from inside or outside the Anthropology Department. Students can petition the Associate Director to have appropriate courses added to the list. For details on all Brown course offerings, the entire course catalog is available here.

Approved External Courses

  • Issues in Anthropology and Population (ANTH 2304)
  • Research Design and Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology (ANTH 2025)
  • International Health (ANTH 2200A)
  • Medical Anthropology (ANTH 2230)
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Population (ANTH 2301)
  • Field Methods for Anthropological Demography (ANTH 2302)
  • Anthropology of Fertility and Reproduction (ANTH 2303)
  • Labor Economics (ECON 2330)
  • Economics of Health and Population (ECON 2360)
  • Inequality: Theory and Evidence (ECON 2370)
  • Urbanization (ECON 2410)
  • Public Economics I (ECON 2485)
  • Public Economics II (ECON 2480)
  • Economic Development I (ECON 2510)
  • Economic Development II (ECON 2520)
  • Economic Growth and Comparative Development (ECON 2380)
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics (ECON 2530)
  • Comparative Development (ECON 2860)
  • Health Nutrition (PHP 1500)
  • Climate Change and Human Health (PHP 1710)
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (PHP 1854)
  • Ethics of Health Research (PHP 2025)
  • Methods in Epidemiologic Research (PHP 2120)
  • Global Burden of Mental Health Disorders (PHP 2160)
  • Approaches to HIV Prevention (PHP 2300)
  • Economic and Policy Influences on Obesity Epidemic (PHP 2320)
  • Community Contexts on Health (PHP 2325)
  • Public Health Issues in LGBT Populations (PHP 2365)
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems (SOC 1871I)
  • Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility (SOC 2030)
  • Health, Illness, and Medicine in Social Context (SOC 2130)
  • Event History Analysis (SOC 2240)
  • Migration (SOC 2320)
  • Fertility (SOC 2360)
  • Mortality (SOC 2380)
  • Spatial Thinking in Social Science (SOC 2610)
  • Urban Sociology (SOC 2960C)
  • Spatial Data Analysis Techniques in the Social Sciences (SOC 2960G)
  • Special Topics in Population (SOC 2960L)
  • Family Demography (SOC 2961C)