Global Health Minor

Global Health Electives

Students must complete at least 10 credits from an approved list of electives. At least 5 credits from two of the three following categories must be completed:

  1. Core topics in global health;
  2. Populations, regions, & issues;
  3. Skills & applications.

 

Core Topics in Global Health

  • B HLTH 199 Understanding Global Health Through Film (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 216 Culture/Ethnicity & Religions Influence on Food Choices (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 222 Latina/o Health & Culture: Issues, Beliefs, Practices, and Local Perspectives (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 223 Feminist Approaches to Women's Health (5) I&S 
  • B HLTH 224 Disease, Human History, Society, & Civilization (5) NW 
  • B HLTH 226 Race, Socioeconomic Status, & Health (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 227 Migration &Population Health: A Global Representation in Films & Arts (5) I&S/VLPA​
  • B HLTH 400 Study Abroad: Health Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S/NW
  • B HLTH 402 Microbiology, Human Disease, & Global Health (5) NW 
  • B HLTH 420 Women's Global Health & Human Rights (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 425 Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 429 Global & Local Health Inequalities & Interventions (5) I&S 
  • B HLTH 430 Health Policies & Politics in a Global Context (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 444 Disaster Preparation: Promoting Community Resiliency (5)
  • BHS 201 Introduction to Public Health (5) I&S/NW
  • BHS 302 Social Dimensions of Health (5) I&S, DIV
  • BIS 282 Globalization (5) I&S
  • BIS 310 Women, Culture, & Development (5) I&S, DIV 
  • BIS 255/BEDUC 255 Critical Diversity Studies (5) I&S, DIV
  • BIS 380 Bioethics (5) I&S 
  • BIS 384 Health, Medicine, & Society (5) I&S
  • BIS 420 Colonizing History in Sub-Saharan Africa (5) I&S
  • BISGWS 301 Critical Gender & Sexuality Studies (5) I&S 
  • BIS 221 Gender & Sexuality (5) I&S

​Seattle Campus courses:

  • ANTH 215 Introduction to Medical Anthropology & Global Health
  • ANTH 472 Case Studies in Medical Anthropology & Global Health (5) I&S
  • GH 210 Confronting Global Diseases: Introductory Biologic Principles & Context   
  • GH/LAW 305 Global Health & Justice
  • GH 306 Introduction to Collaborative Approaches & Respectful Partnerships in Global Health (5) I&S
  • GH 307 Introduction to Implementation Science for Global Health (5) I&S 
  • GH 345 Global Health Economics (5) I&S
  • GH 399 Global Health Study Abroad (1-5, max. 15) I&S
  • GH 401 Core Topics in Global Health
  • GH 402/502 Contemporary Issues in Global Health
  • GH 403/503 Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health        
  • GH 410 Advanced Biologic Principles of Global Diseases          
  • GH 446/546 Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health
  • GH 456/556 Global Mental Health         
  • GH 458/558 Global Violence & Health
  • GH/ENV H 220  Global Environmental Change & Public Health   
  • GH/HSERV 482 The Health of Populations
  • HSTCMP 247 Before Global Health: The Histories of Public Health & International Health in the Global South
  • NUTR 420 Global Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities (Prereq: NUTR 200)
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Populations, Regions, & Issues
  • B BIO 233 Cancer: Biology, Risk, & Treatment (5) NW
  • B BIO 310 Brain & Behavior
  • B CLIM 320 Impacts of Climate Change (5) I&S/NW
  • B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, & Education (5) I&S, DIV 
  • B EDUC 475 Global Perspectives on Diversity & Citizenship Education (3) I&S, DIV
  • BES 341 Natural Hazards & Human Disasters (5) I&S/NW
  • B HLTH 200 Lifespan Development (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 217 Nutrition & the Older Adult
  • B HLTH 218 Nutritional Science (5) NW 
  • B HLTH 219 Lifespan Nutrition (5) NW 
  • B HLTH 220 Community Nutrition (5) I&S 
  • B HLTH 320 Human Health & the Environment (5)
  • B HLTH 410 Genetics & Public Health (5) I&S/NW
  • B HLTH 411 Environments & Health (5) I&S/NW
  • B HLTH 421 Food & Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
  • B HLTH 422 Walking in Beauty: Native Art & Healing (5) VLPA/I&S
  • B HLTH 424 Root Issues in American Indian Health (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 426 Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare (5) VLPA
  • B HLTH 427 Women, Culture, & Healing (5) VLPA/I&S
  • B HLTH 428 Adolescent Health (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 431 Representations of Health Policy & Ethics in Film (5) VLPA
  • B HLTH 440 Health of Military Veterans (5) I&S 
  • B HLTH 442 Family Caregiving Across the Life Span (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 460 Women, Rhetoric, & Healing (5) I&S/VLPA
  • BIS 242 Environmental Geography (5) I&S/NW
  • BIS 265 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • BIS 307 Environmental Justice
  • BIS 335 Human Rights in America (5) I&S/DIV
  • BIS 337 Risk and Resilience (5) I&S
  • BIS 339 Issues in Global Cultural Studies (5, max. 15)
  • BIS 348 Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 353 Human Rights in Theory and Practice (5) I&S
  • BIS 368 Women's Lives in Context
  • BIS 372 Representation, Colonialism, & the Tropical World (5) I&S/VLPA
  • BIS 415 Public Policy & Law
  • BIS 441 Global Labor Markets (5) I&S
  • BIS 448 Social Policy
  • BIS 459 Conservation & Sustainable Development (5) I&S/NW
  • BIS 468 Human Rights & Sustainable Development (5) I&S 
  • BISAMS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, & Immigration
  • BISGST 324 International Political Economy (5) I&S, QSR
  • BISLEP 301 Law, Economics, & Public Policy
  • BISSEB 359 Ethics and Society
  • BISSEB 304 Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSTS 307 Science, Technology, and Society (5) I&S

Seattle Campus Courses:

  • ANTH 324 Current Issues in Medical Anthropology & Global Health (2) I&S
  • ANTH 409 Queer Health (5) I&S, DIV
  • ANTH 483 Africa Living with HIV/AIDS (5) I&S
  • GH/ENV H 418/518 Understanding & Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change
  • GH 419/HSERV 415 War & Health
  • GH 490/HONORS 391 HIV & AIDS: Issues & Challenges
  • GH 490/590 Bioengineering Solutions to Improve Health of Women, Adolescents & Children 
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Skills & Applications

  • B BUS 330 Information Management and Analysis (5)
  • B BUS 402 Managing Work Teams (5)
  • B HLTH 196 Preparing to Work in Partnerships with Communities (4) I&S
  • B HLTH 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5) QSR
  • B HLTH 228 Infectious Disease Detectives: The Pathogens Inside (5) NW
  • B HLTH 400 Study Abroad: Health Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S/NW
  • B HLTH 425 Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 435 Foundations and Principles of Health Education & Communication (5) I&S
  • B HLTH 436 Introduction to Management & Leadership for Health Professionals (5)
  • B HLTH 437 Program Planning & Strategies for Health Promotion (5)
  • B HLTH 438 Program Evaluation for Health Education & Promotion (5)
  • B HLTH 439 Health Policy and Advocacy (5)
  • B HLTH 441 Community Engagement in Health Interventions & Research: From Principles to Practice (5)
  • B HLTH 443 Assessment of Older Adults (5) 
  • BHS 300 Principles of Health Research (5)
  • BHS 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5)
  • BIS 232 Data Visualization (5)
  • BIS 294 The Arts of Collaboration: Working in Teams (5)
  • BIS 342 Geographic Information Systems (5) I&S
  • BIS 352 Mapping Communities (5)
  • BIS 438 Prevention & Promotion (5) I&S
  • BIS 483 Community Organizing (5) I&S 
  • BISLEP 302 Policy Analysis (5) I&S 
  • BISSKL 302 Team Building (2)

*Students may take up to 5 credits of language courses in any foreign language (100-400 level). These credits will fall under the “skills and applications” elective category.

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Declare the Global Health Minor:

To declare the Global Health minor, please contact your primary major academic advisor by email or in person.

Seeking an exception?

To petition for a course or study abroad experience not listed to count toward the Global Health minor, make an advising appointment through our scheduling page.