Global Public Health (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Global Public Health
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences; School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Department: Liberal Studies 
Academic Plan Code(s): GLPHMINOR

Program Information

A collaboration between the Department of Anthropology, the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and the Program in Liberal Studies – the Individualized Majors Program, the minor in Global Public Health is designed to familiarize students with global public health from a liberal arts perspective.  The minor includes an introduction to relevant theoretical frameworks from public health, global health, and social medicine.  The program is intended to complement study in major fields across the University by students interested in health problems, professions, and policies.  Housed administratively within the Program in Liberal Studies, the minor is available to students within any major; students in the Program in Liberal Studies can use the minor to anchor their interdisciplinary program.

Program Requirements

ANTH 351Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 354Anthropology of Infectious Disease3
PHEP 341Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health3
PHEP 301Global Public Health 3
Health Studies Electives
Select three of the following (no more than 6 credit hours from a single department): 9
Human Biological Variation
Sex, Gender and Culture
Race, Culture, Identity
The Anthropology of Europe
Anthropology of China
Cultures of the Middle East
Cultures of Africa
The Anthropology of Latin America
Ecology, Politics and Culture
Globalizing Inequalities
Anthropology of Refugees
Human Rights
Food and Body Politic
Food and Farm Movements in the Americas
Nutritional Anthropology
Health and Civilization
Chronic Disease Biology
Health Communication
Geography and Nutrition Among African and African-American Populations
Cooperative Internship in Global Public Health (Humanities)
Cooperative Internship in Global Public Health (Social Sciences)
Cooperative Internship in Global Public Health (Natural Sciences)
Independent Study in Global Public Heath Studies (Humanities)
Independent Study in Global Public Health Studies (Social Sciences)
Independent Study in Global Public Health Studies (Natural Sciences)
Inequality and Health: The Black Experience
Medical Ethics
Current Controversies in Health Care Ethics
Health and Social Justice
Social Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
Introduction to Health Psychology
Urban Sociology
Rural Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Diversity and Inequality
Sociology of Human Sexuality
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Families
Mental Health and Illness
Medical Sociology
Sociology of Women's Health
Sociology of Women's Health
Philosophy and Feminism
Lectures in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women: International Perspective
Women's Health Issues
Women's Health in Africa
Minimum Total Hours21

Alternative electives may be used if approved in advance by the Director or the Assistant Director of the Global Public Health program.  Consult the Department of Anthropology or the School of Public Health and Information Sciences Advising Office for details.

Up to, but no more than, six credit hours from a student’s major may count towards the minor.

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.