photo of GHS 101 students, Spring 2017

GHS 101 - Introduction to Global Health (3)

Introduces the complexity and ethical dilemmas of global health as a practical field that seeks to work with organizations and local communities to solve health problems. Students will learn to assess knowledge from multiple disciplines to thoroughly describe global health problems. Through guest lectures, this course will introduce students to many of the global health studies faculty. Gateway course to the minor.
This course is typically offered every fall semester.

GHS 201- Data and Decisions in Global Health (3)

Develops skill interpreting different kinds of data (qualitative and quantitative) to understand, assess, and make ethical decisions regarding complex global health problems and the programs designed to address them. Depending on the context of the course, specific activities and emphases of the course may differ, and thus students may benefit from taking the course multiple times, although only once will count for the minor.
Note: GHS 201 is typically available as a summer workshop on the Oxford Campus.
FSW/KNH 295 - Research Methods may be substituted for GHS 201.
Must be completed prior to GHS 401.

FSW/KNH 295 - Research Methods (4)

This course is an introduction to basic research and evaluation methods. Topics covered include: techniques needed to understand and evaluate research; quantitative and qualitative research designs, research ethics, evaluating research results, development of research questions/hypotheses, and choosing appropriate methodologies.
Prerequisite: STA 261 or permission of instructor.
Note: FSW/KNH 295 fulfills requirements for the Family Studies major and the Social Work major offered through the department of Family Studies and Social Work, as well as for Health Promotion and Athletic Training through the department of Kinesiology and Health.
This course may be substituted for GHS 201 in the Global Health Minor.
This course is typically offered every fall and spring semester.

GHS 301 - Seminar in Global Health (3 x 1)

Explores a variety of current issues and research in global health through in depth discussions and readings. Specific content will vary each semester according to current global health events and the specific perspectives of the professor. For Global Health Minors, this seminar must be repeated at least three times, and over multiple semesters students will be exposed to multiple disciplinary approaches to analyzing global health concerns.
This course is typically offered every fall and spring semester.

GHS 401 - Global Health Immersion Experience (2)

A self-paced global health component conducted in conjunction with a pre-approved off campus immersion experience. Students will gain a richer understanding of a global health organization or concern by gathering formative information and presenting it in a forum. Students submit a short application [PDF] discussing learning goals for engaging in a particular immersion experience.

Pre-Approved Preparatory Course (3)

Students identify a course on campus that offers the skills and/or background knowledge needed to best appreciate and take advantage of opportunities during the off-campus immersion experience. For example, a preparatory course could be a language course, a regional history or political science course, a course in urban development, water technologies, or community activism depending on the objectives and focus of the immersion experience. Must be pre-approved with the immersion experience application & completed prior to immersion experience.

GHS 477 - Senior Thesis in Global Health (4 minimum)

Students may design a senior thesis project with any of the Global Health Studies faculty members. Students interested in this are encouraged to identify possible GHS faculty mentors and explore ideas for a senior thesis as early as possible and at least 1 semester prior to the desired thesis semester. The senior thesis project may be stretched over multiple semesters but must culminate in a minimum of 4 credit hours.
Note: There are two options for a culminating experience in the global health minor. Students completing at least 4 credit hours of GHS 477 do not need to take the ATH 448+GHS 491 combination.

ATH 448 - Developing Solutions in Global Health (3)
GHS 491 - Global Health Leadership (1)

Students may take ATH 448 (a MPG Capstone) in which teams write grant proposals that address a global health problem. GH Minor students are required to simultaneously take the 1-credit practicum GHS 491 to develop skills that they will apply in ATH 448. This practicum encourages GHS minors to reflect on qualities of leadership and develop skills in negotiating team problem solving, facilitating the contribution of each team member, and coordinating contacts or networks of consultants to produce a viable grant proposal.
Note: There are two options for a culminating experience in the global health minor. Students completing ATH 448+GHS 491 do not need to take the GHS 477 senior thesis option.
These courses are typically offered every spring semester.

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ARC 422 History of Urbanization 3
ARC 427 The American City Since 1940 3
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ATH 368 Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology 3
ATH 378 Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics 3
ATH 428 Anthropology of Women's Health 3
BIO 181 Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants 3
BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology 3
BIO 232 Human Heredity 3
BIO 305 Human Physiology 4
BIO 449 Biology of Cancer 3
BWS/HST 225 The Making of Modern Africa 3
BWS/FSW 362 Family Poverty 3
BWS 472 Race, Ethnicity and Aging 3
BWS/HST 495 Modern African Environmental History 3
CHM 491 Chemistry in Societal Issues 3
DST 272 Introduction to Disability Studies 3
DST 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues 3
DST 335 Disability and Aging 3
ECO 332 Health Economics 3
ECO 347 Economic Development 3
ECO 356 Poverty and Income Distribution 3
ENG 416 Writing for Global Audiences 3
ESP 331 Social Entrepreneurship 3
FSW 312 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3
FSW 451 Family Violence 3
GLG 307 Water and Society 3
GLG 402 Geomicrobiology 3
GLG 408 Introduction to Hydrogeology 4
GEO 271 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation 3
GEO 276 Geography of the Global Economy 3
GTY/SOC 318 Social Forces and Aging 3
GTY/SOC 357 Medical Sociology 3
GTY/SOC 456 Aging and Health 3
HST 236 Medicine and Disease in Modern Society 3
HST 336 Medicine and Disease in Pre-Industrial Society 3
HST/LAS 385 Race, Science and Disease in the Americas 3
IES 441 Environmental Public Health 3
ITS 302 Problems of Non-Western Societies 3
ITS 333 Global Development and Inequality 3
KNH 125 Introduction to Public Health 3
KNH 203 Nutrition in Disease Prevention Management 3
KNH 206 AIDS: Etiology, Prevalence and Prevention 3
KNH 213 Global and Community Nutrition 3
KNH 214 Global Well-Being 3
KNH 329 Psychological Perspectives on Health 3
KNH 362 Public Health Communication 3
KNH 385 Contemporary Issues in Men's Health 3
KNH 432 Nutrition Across the Life Span 3
KNH 462 Public Health Planning and Evaluation 3
MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Disease 3
MBI 405 Medical Bacteriology 4
MBI 414 Immunology Principles 3
MBI 435 Medical Mycology 3
MBI 464 Human Viruses 3
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management 3
MGT 431 Logistics Management 3
MKT 301 Creativity, Innovation and Decision Making in Marketing 3
MKT 425 Global Marketing 3
NSG 263 Community Health Nursing 3
NSG 341 Caring and Terminal Illness 3
NSG 418 Complex Health Problems 3
PHL 312 Contemporary Moral Problems 4
PHL 360 Confronting Death 3
PHL 375 Medical Ethics 4
POL 261 Public Administration 3
POL 381 Global Governance 3
POL 382 International Law 3
POL 438 Africa in the Global Economy 3
PSY 210 Psychology Across Cultures 3
PSY 251 Introduction to Biopsychology 3
PSY 325 Psychology of Prejudice and Minority Experience 3
PSY 328 Psychology of Stigma and Stigmatization 3
PSY 351 Advanced Biopsychology 4
PSY 376 Psychology of Judgment, Decision Making, and Reasoning 3
PSY 410 Community Psychology 3
SPN 203 Spanish for Health Care Professions 3
STA/IMS/JNR 404 Advanced Data Visualization 3
SJS 470 Social/Political Activism 3
SJS 487 Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights 3
SOC 348 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SOC/GTY 463 Gender and Aging 3
THE 393 Intercultural Perspectives and Global Theatre and Performance 3 (6 max)
WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies 3
WGS 243 Women's Health Care: Problems and Practices 3
WGS 301 Women and Difference: Intersections of Race, Class, and Sexuality 3

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