Global Health Minor Core Courses

NS2600

 Two Core Courses must be completed for the Global Health Minor, as follows: 

NS 2600: Introduction to Global Health (Spring, 3 credits), must be taken before the student embarks on their Experiential Learning Opportunity.  Enrollment priority is given to freshmen and sophomores.  Juniors should contact the Associate Director or Fellow to be placed on the waitlist and come to the first day of class.

Explore contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective. Introduces the global burden of disease and then examines complex social, economic, political, environmental, and biological factors that structure the origins, consequences, and possible treatments of global health problems. A limited number of problems are explored in depth (e.g., HIV, maternal mortality, malaria). This course will be offered each Spring.


NS 4600: Explorations in Global and Public Health (Fall, 3 credits), must be taken in the Fall semester immediately  after completing the Field Experience and NS 2600.  While it is recommended that students complete their Electives before this course, it is not required.

Note: All courses used to fulfill the minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade.

This capstone course for global health minors assists students in exploring their topical interests in global health and integrating these interests with their field experiences, core knowledge in global health, ethical frameworks, and personal values. Course content is driven largely by student topical interests and experiences, and selected guest speakers. Explorations are done through individual work, team projects, and classroom discussions.

This course provides guidance, conceptual tools, feedback and a dedicated space in the schedule for students to design, complete and communicate a capstone project on a topic of their choosing that allows them to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for the Global and Public Health Sciences major or Global Health minor.