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Public Health Minor

Geography, Environment, Society
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 14 to 16
Protecting the public's health requires addressing challenges that are influenced as much by individual and social behavior as they are by biology, chemistry, and physics. Biology, the environment, social and political systems, technology, and more intersect to describe the methods to protect the health and well-being of the population. Liberal arts students and students from other colleges who complement their major degree programs with a public health minor will understand how to help society by improving health and preventing disease on a population level.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Specific program requirements are subject to change. Minors must follow the degree requirements current for the semester in which they declared.
Introduction to the Discipline
Take a minimum of two courses (4-6 credits). Take either PUBH 3202 or PUBH 3001 or PUBH 3004; AND PUBH 3350 or PUBH 3106. Note: PUBH 3004 is a 4-credit course that combines PUBH 3001 and PUBH 3003. If taking PUBH 3004, do not take PUBH 3001 or PUBH 3003. (PUBH 3004 satisfies half of the "Introduction to the Discipline" sub-requirement and all of the "Applying Public Health Theory" sub-requirement below.)
PUBH 3202 - What is Public Health? (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health (4.0 cr)
PUBH 3350 - Epidemiology: People, Places, and Disease (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies (2.0 cr)
Understanding Health Issues From Varying Social Scientific Contexts
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 4231 - The Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanos in the United States (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 5890 - Economics of the Health-Care System (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3401 - Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change [ENV] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3607 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3613W - Food, Culture, and Society [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3202 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5543 - Public Health Campaign Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5138 - Psychology of Aging (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5206 - Social Psychology and Health Behavior (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3501 - Sociology of Families [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3511 - World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
Applying Public Health Theory
Note: Students who take PUBH 3004 in fulfillment of the "Introduction to the Discipline" sub-requirement will also have fulfilled the "Applying Public Health Theory" sub-requirement.
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FSCN 4614 - Community Nutrition [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 3010 - Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3102 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3104 - Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3639 - Prevention: Theory, Practice, and Application in Public Health Services (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3905 - Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2.0 cr)
Global Impact
Take PUBH 3107, or another adviser-approved course, for a minimum of two credits. Offerings vary by semester; consult your minor adviser about current course options.
PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
 
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