The area of global health has become a critical field of study across and within diverse disciplines, because of the cross-border and cross-national implications of health-related risks for national security, commerce, transportation, and healthcare delivery itself. In collaboration with the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the minor in global health is designed to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to explore and discuss the implications with an interdisciplinary lens. The minor is comprised of five courses: one foundation and one core course, three electives, and a global health experience to be approved by the global health minor advisor.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Required Foundation Course
|AFRS 1270||Introduction to Global Health||4|
|or PHTH 1270||Introduction to Global Health|
|Complete one of the following. If additional courses are taken, they may be used as electives.||3-4|
|Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora|
|Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health|
|Complete three courses from the following areas. Only two courses from any one area may count toward the minor electives. No more than two required courses in the student's major may count toward the minor electives. At least one of the minor electives must be at the 3000-level or above.||9-12|
|Area 1: Community and Public Health|
|Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya (Dialogue Only)|
|Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology in a Global Context (Dialogue only)|
|Global Climate Change|
|Comparative Healthcare Systems (Dialogue only)|
|Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global (Dialogue Only)|
|Community and Public Health|
or PHTH 2351
|Community and Public Health - Global|
or NRSG 4604
|Public Health Community Nursing|
|Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health|
or PHTH 5202
|Introduction to Epidemiology|
|Health Education and Program Planning|
|Area 2: Biology of Health and Disease|
|Microbes and Society|
|Biology and Society|
|Area 3: Society and Cultural Health / Area Studies|
|Swahili, Culture, and Politics in Kenya (Dialogue only)|
|Ethnography of Southeast Asia|
|Anthropology of Africa|
|Culture and Politics in Modern India|
|Healthcare and Medical Economics|
|The History of Medicine in North America|
|Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies|
|Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare|
|Area 4: Globalization and Development|
|International Food Policy|
|Health Economics and Healthcare Policy|
|Gender and Development Economics|
|Introduction to Healthcare Ethics|
or HLTH 2100
|Interprofessional Ethics for Individual and Population Health|
|Leadership and International Program Development (Dialogue only)|
|Globalization and International Affairs|
|Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective|
Global Health Experience
Complete a global health experience that has been approved by the global health minor adviser.
Competency in another language other than English is recommended.
Completion of the Minor
All coursework must be completed at a minimum grade of B and courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.
Complete a minimum of 16 semester hours.
3.000 GPA required in the minor.