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Thematic Tracks in Global Health

Every student who majors in Global Health will choose two themes for study.

Thematic Tracks in Global Health provide majors with a way to focus their attention in an interdisciplinary major to ensure depth of knowledge within a broad field of study.

Each track must consist of at least three courses, one of which is at the 300-400 level. The courses in each track must be from at least two distinct disciplines.  No more than five courses can be credited to a single track.

Major may choose from the following Thematic Tracks:

      • Health in resource-poor regions
      • Ethics of global health interventions
      • Noncommunicable diseases and behavioral determinants of health
      • Biosocial determinants of health
      • Environment and human health
      • Population and family health
      • Global health statistics

Examples of courses that you might choose to fulfill these thematic tracks include (but are not limited to) the following:

Health in Resource-Poor Regions

Example courses:

  1. ANTH 151 – Human Cultures
  2. ANTH 257 – Culture, Medicine and Health
  3. POLS 352 –Politics of Developing Nations
  4. ANTH 370 – Public Health in Africa

Ethics of Global Health Interventions

Example courses:

  1. PHIL 230 – Ethical Theory
  2. PHIL 234 – Biomedical Ethics
  3. POLS 235 – Equality & Justice
  4. ANTH 370 – Public Health in Africa

Noncommunicable Diseases and Behavioral Determinants of Health

Example courses:

  1. PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
  2. PSY 343 – Health Psychology* (pre-req Psy 100)
  3. SOC 329 – Social Inequalities

Biosocial Determinants of Health

Example courses:

  1. CHEM 240 – Structure and Function of Biomolecules (pre-req Chem 120)
  2. BIO 250 – Microbiology (pre-req Bio 101)
  3. ANTH 257 – Culture, Medicine and Health

Environment and Human Health

Population & Family Health

Global Health Biostatistics