Requirements for the concentration

The Global Public Health concentration brings a multidisciplinary perspective to the understanding of people’s health worldwide. Key concerns include health problems specific to certain populations, disparities in access to healthcare within and between countries, health needs in humanitarian emergencies, and global health threats such as pandemics. Significant consideration is given to how political, economic, and cultural contexts affect people’s health, what ethical issues arise in regard to healthcare, and how global health initiatives and domestic policies and programs seek to provide solutions.

To fulfill this concentration, students complete five courses (15 credits) as indicated below. These courses must be taken in at least two different academic departments.

PUBH 3133Global Health and Development
Four courses selected from the following:
ANTH 2501The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
ANTH 3501Anthropology of Development
or IAFF 3501 International Development Theory, Policy, and Practice
ANTH 3502Cultural Ecology
ANTH 3503Psychological Anthropology
ANTH 3504Illness, Healing, and Culture
ANTH 3513Anthropology of Human Rights
or IAFF 3513 Human Rights and Ethics
ANTH 3991Special Topics (Medical Anthropology)
EHS 2109Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
GEOG 2127Population Geography
GEOG 2133People, Land, and Food
GEOG 2136Water Resources
GEOG 2137Environmental Hazards
GEOG 2141Cities in the Developing World
GEOG 3132Environmental Quality and Management
GEOG 3143Urban Sustainability
HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (Ethical Issues in Public Health)
IAFF 3183Special Topics in Development Policy (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 3183Special Topics in Development Policy (Women, Rights, and Gender Equality)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Global Mental Health Policy)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (LGBTIQ+ in International Affairs)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Strategic Management in International Affairs)
IAFF 3501International Development Theory, Policy, and Practice
or ANTH 3501 Anthropology of Development
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
PUBH 2110Public Health Biology
PUBH 2112Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion
PUBH 2113Impact of Culture upon Health
PUBH 2114Environment, Health, and Development
PUBH 2115Health, Human Rights, and Displaced Persons
PUBH 2116Global Delivery of Health Systems
PUBH 3115Global Health and Human Rights
PUBH 3131Epidemiology
PUBH 3132Health and Environment
PUBH 3136Health Law
PUBH 3137Global Public Health Nutrition
PUBH 3150Sustainable Energy and Environmental Health
PUBH 3199Topics in Public Health (Global Governance and Complex Emergencies)
SOC 2175Sociology of Sex and Gender
SUST 1001Introduction to Sustainability
WGSS 3170Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Sociology of Sex and Gender)