Global Health Studies is an interdivisional program that promotes a multidimensional understanding of local and global health issues. It emphasizes the intersecting nature of Science and the Environment; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Power and Economics; Cultures and Society, as they health in order to help students grapple with complex, real-world health challenges in thoughtful, creative, and responsible ways.
Students majoring in Global Health Studies will be able to:
- Define the complex, interconnected approaches, policies, communities, and perspectives that impact the field of global health
- Use a variety of frameworks, methods, and approaches to define and engage with issues relevant to the field of global health
- Understand and articulate the interrelated relationships between geographical and cultural spaces, populations, policies, and health
- Understand disease causation and prevention and the relationship between health and the built and natural environments
- Operate with a responsible and self-reflexive awareness of power, privilege, and ethics within a multiplicity of cultural contexts
- Listen actively and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
Students minoring in Global Health Studies will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the contexts, practices, and perspectives of Global Health Studies.
- Recognize cultural and contextual differences and their importance in defining and addressing issues relevant to the field of Global Health.
Double majors or common undergraduate combinations among students:
- Foreign language
- Environmental Science/Studies