Global Health Minor

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Program description: 

The Global Health minor (GLBHL) consists of 21 credits, of which 15 credits are prescribed courses—BB H 305 Introduction to Global Health Issues (3 credits); BB H / HPA 440 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits); BB H 390A Preparation for Global Health Experience (3 credits); and BB H 390B Global Health Fieldwork Experience (6 credits)—and 6 credits from a list of approved supporting courses spanning multiple disciplines and fields of study including anthropology, development studies, geography, nutrition, psychology and sociology. Students have the flexibility to substantially tailor, in collaboration with the minor director, the minor curriculum toward their own personal and professional interests and goals. Furthermore, by participating in a supervised fieldwork experience, either internationally or domestically, for a period of approximately five (5) weeks, students have the opportunity to translate their theoretical knowledge of global health issues and interventions into practice and learn experientially by engaging in existing community-based projects that address locally-identified needs.

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Global health