The domestic and international environment calls for study and action to protect the health of all, especially those suffering from inadequate care due to inequality, disease, discrimination, the environment and war.
This interdisciplinary minor allows students to identify the factors influencing health promotion and disease prevention, explain how human rights and ethics intersect with public and global health and relate the environmental and social determinants of health to vulnerable populations locally and globally. The minor includes a brand new, introductory course, Perspectives on Global & Public Health, that discusses health challenges as related to poverty, access, ethics and war, as well as psychological issues such as smoking drinking and mental health care as related to the social environments of race, class and gender.
Social and International Perspectives
With a minor in Global & Public Health students will be able to: