Global Health (Minor)

Global Health (Minor)
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Global Health is a fast-growing field of study and employment. Students in this minor acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, and come to understand health and illness as inherently interconnected to cultural, social, and political forces around the world. This background is essential for students pursuing careers in health care or adjacent sectors, especially those working overseas or with a diverse client population in the United States.

Students in the Global Health minor are encouraged to take courses outside their major discipline, particularly for the Current Global Health Issues component. If they do not they must ensure that they have at least 6 credits of upper-level coursework outside their major in order to be able to have a minor.

Please see complete information on all of the requirements to earn a minor at Plymouth State University.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
Global Health Core Ideas
Complete one of the following:4
AN 3510
Illness, Wellness, and Healing (WECO)
SO 3510
Illness, Wellness, and Healing (WECO)
Culture and Society Foundations
Complete one of the following:4
AN 2100
Foundations of Anthropology (GACO)
SO 2225
Foundations of Sociology (DICO)
Biomedical Foundations
Complete one of the following:3-4
BI 2110
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BI 1110
Biological Science I (TECO)
PBH 2000
Foundations of Public Health
HE 2900
Disease, Safety, and Environment (WECO)
NR 2100
Foundations of Professional Nursing (open to Nursing majors only)
Global Foundations
Complete one of the following:3-4
BIDI 1400
Plagues and Peoples (PPDI)
GE 2200
Human Geography
PO 1035
World Politics (GACO)
PODI 1056
Humanitarianism: Working in the Global Community (PPDI)
GEDI 2400
Mapping Our World: Creating Realities (CTDI)
Current Global Health Issues Students with a minor must complete six credits of 3000/4000 level courses outside their major discipline. If a student wants to double count a course from their major in this section, they will still need to ensure they have enough upper-division credits outside their major
Complete one of the following:3-4
AN 3130
Economic Diversity and Inequality
AN 3605
Forensic Anthropology
BI 3026
ESP 3550
Environment and Health (WECO)
ESP 3800
Food Systems: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Modern Agriculture (DICO,WECO)
HE 3700
Drug Behavior (WECO)
HE 4100
Women's Health Issues (WECO)
NR 4020
Global Health and Population-Based Health Care (GACO)
PO 3085
Model United Nations (GACO)
PY 3326
SO 3375
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (DICO)
SO 3430
Drugs and Society
SW 3300
Mental Health and Society (GACO)
SW 3430
Diversity and Oppression (DICO)
SW 3500
Health and Society (GACO,WECO)
Total Credits17-20

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