Aug 10, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Health Minor


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Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide. The Global Health minor will equip students interested in health and medicine with the analytical and critical-thinking skills needed to understand, explain, and critique health inequalities. They will recognize how these health disparities result from globalization and the need for promoting health equity in areas of the world with under-resourced and constrained health care. The minor is organized around six global health pathways:

  • food, nutrition, and hunger
  • environmental justice
  • law, ethics, and policy
  • disaster, conflict, and displacement 
  • gender, sexuality, and reproductive health
  • aging 

Students will select one of the six pathways and will complete 12 credits in the selected pathway, in addition to Introduction to Global Health and either Medical Anthropology or Medical Sociology.

Health topics, theories, and research methods as addressed in the social sciences will advance students’ interdisciplinary understandings of health disparities, with a corresponding awareness of health equity. Practicums, through field school participation, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, will merge course material with real world praxis, and will provide students with greater insights into global health and its contributions. The Global Health minor will prepare students for graduate studies in health-related fields and careers in health-promoting governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ethnographic field school, independent study courses, and internship courses may be applied to each global health pathway with the approval of the Global Health minor committee. Students should consult with the program coordinator to determine if there are any prerequisites for the courses listed below. The program coordinator will work with individual departments to determine if students may qualify for prerequisite exemptions. Course substitutions will be permitted with the approval of the Global Health minor committee.

Select one Global Health Pathway: 12


Food, Nutrition, and Hunger


(7 courses, choose 4) (3, 4)

At least one course must have a FDNT prefix.

The courses in this pathway offer the students an interdisciplinary perspective that will provide students with the analytical tools to examine world needs associated with food, nutrition, and health.

Environmental Justice


(7 courses, choose 4) (3, 4)

The courses in this pathway offer the students an interdisciplinary perspective that will provide students with the analytical tools to examine the linkages between environmental issues in the world and health.

Law, Ethics, and Policy


(9 courses, choose 4) (3, 4)

The courses in this pathway will allow students to learn about using law and ethics to develop and advocate for legislation and policies designed to address social injustice and improve health in the world.

Disasters, Conflicts, and Displacement


(6 courses, choose 4) (3, 4)

The courses in this pathway will offer the students an interdisciplinary perspective to examine natural disasters and armed conflicts that result in displacement and poor health in many parts of the globe.

Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health


(10 courses, choose 4) (3, 4)

The courses in this pathway will offer the students an interdisciplinary perspective that will provide students with the analytical tools to examine gender, sexuality, and related health issues as well as reproductive health knowledge and services in the world.

Aging


(8 courses, choose 4) (3, 4)

The courses in this pathway will offer the students an interdisciplinary perspective that will provide students with the analytical tools to examine fundamentals of global aging and health.

Total Minor Requirements: 18


(1) Only one 143 Liberal Studies class may be taken in a student’s entire program.

(2) At least six credits in the selected pathway must be at the 300 level or above.

(3) Only one 100-level course may count in the selected pathway.

(4) Only two courses in the selected pathway may come from the student’s major.

(5) With the exception of GLOB courses, no course prefix may be used more than twice without written permission from the program director.

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