Global Health Studies (GHS)

GHS 101. Introduction to Global Health. (3) (MPF)

Introduces students to the complexity and ethical dilemmas of global health as a practical field that seeks to work with organizations and local communities to solve health problems. Students will learn to assess knowledge from multiple disciplines to thoroughly describe global health problems. This course is the required gateway to the Global Health Minor. IIIB.

GHS 201. Data and Decisions in Global Health. (3)

Develops understanding and skill interpreting different kinds of data (qualitative and quantitative) to understand, assess, and make ethical decisions regarding complex global health problems and the programs designed to address them. Required for the Global Health Minor. CAS-QL.
Prerequisite: GHS 101.

GHS 301. Seminar in Global Health. (1; maximum 3)

Explores a variety of current issues and research in global health through in depth discussions and readings. Specific content will vary each semester according to current global health events and the specific perspectives of the professor. For Global Health Minors, this seminar must be repeated at least three times, and over multiple semesters students will be exposed to multiple disciplinary approaches to analyzing global health concerns. Required for the Global Health Minor.
Prerequisite: GHS 101.

GHS 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

GHS 401. Global Health Immersion Experience. (2)

A self-paced global health component conducted in conjunction with approved off-campus study experiences. Enables students to gain a richer understanding of a global health organization or concern in context, gathering formative information, and presenting it in a professional forum. Requirement of Global Health Minors in combination with their off-campus study experience and must be approved by GH advisor.
Prerequisite: GHS 101 and either GHS 201 or FSW/KNH 295.

GHS 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)

GHS 491. Global Health Leadership. (1)

Work in global health requires recognizing and integrating the skills and strengths of differently positioned people while collaboratively building a common vision. This practicum will encourage GHS minors to reflect on qualities of leadership and develop skills in negotiating team problem solving, facilitating the creativity and contribution of each team member, and coordinating contacts or networks of consultants to produce a viable grant proposal.
Prerequisites: GHS 101, 201, 301 and 401.
Co-requisite: ATH 448.