About this Program
Coursework will raise awareness among students about health disparities and establish a foundation for skill development and critical thinking about the assumptions that shape life science, medical research, and clinical practice. The minor will provide a framework that teaches students to integrate concepts of culture and health disparities into their personal and professional development.
Due to the potential for significant overlap in coursework, Women's Studies majors must appeal to the CGSWSR for approval for the minor. Appeal forms are available in the department office in Ustler Hall.
- No more than three credits of independent study may count toward the minor.
- Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.
- Students must complete at least three courses at the 3000 level or higher and each must be at least three credits.
- Sometimes, and with the approval of the undergraduate coordinator for Women’s Studies, students may petition to have other, relevant classes approved as substitutes within each category of electives within the minor. Such courses could include department special topics offering with numbers like 3930, 4930.
Each semester, courses offered for this minor are listed on the Women's Studies courses website.
|WST 2322||Introduction to Health Disparities||3|
|WST 4941C||Practicum in Health Disparities||3|
|Category 1 elective 1||3|
|Category 2 elective 1||3|
|Category 3 elective 1||3|
WST 4905 may apply to one category approved by the center.
Category 1: Health or Social Science of Minority/Cultural Groups in US
|ANT 4462||Culture and Medicine||3|
|HSA 3111||U.S. Health Care System||3|
|HSC 3502||Survey of Diseases and Disability||3|
|HSC 4558||Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2||3|
|ISS 2160||Cultural Diversity in the United States||3|
|PHC 3603||Critical Issues in Ph||3|
|PHC 4101||Public Health Concepts||3|
|SYD 3700||Minorities in American Society||3|
|SYD 3805||Gender and Health||3|
|SYO 4400||Medical Sociology||3|
|WST 3323||Gender, Bodies, and Health||3|
|WST 4704||Discrimination and Health||3|
Category 2: Social Inequality and Related Theory
|AMH 3340||History of Disability in America||3|
|ANT 3451||Race and Racism||3|
|HIS 3454||Racial Theories in Europe and the U.S.||3|
|SYO 4530||Social Inequality||3|
|WST 3603||Sexualities Studies||3|
|WST 4641||Lesbian and Gay Studies||3|
Category 3: International or Global Studies
|ABT 3500||Arabic Culture||3|
|AFA 2000||Introduction to African-American Studies||3|
|AFS 4260||Africans Abroad||3|
|ANT 2402||Anthropology of Sustainability||3|
|CHT 3500||Chinese Culture||3|
|GEO 2500||Global and Regional Economies||3|
|HAT 3564||Haitian Culture and Society||3|
|HIS 3495||Evolution of Infectious Diseases||3|
|HSC 4624||Trends in International Health||3|
|PHC 3440||Global Public Health||3|
|WST 3415||Transnational Feminism||3|