The undergraduate minor in gender, health, and healthcare equity requires 15 s.h. in course work, including at least 12 s.h. completed at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work for the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Healthcare evolves continually and capable professionals will be in high demand. In order to meet the national and international challenges posed by a rapidly changing field, people must be knowledgeable, able to innovate, and willing to learn. Upon completion of this minor, students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to think critically about the complex intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in relation to health, illness, and health care. 

Students earning a gender, women's, and sexuality studies (GWSS) major also may earn the minor; however, no more than 3 s.h. of work in GWSS courses can be counted toward the minor.

The minor in gender, health, and healthcare equity requires the following course work.

Core Courses6
Health Equity Courses9
Total Hours15

Core Courses

This course:
GWSS:1001Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies3
And one of these:
GWSS:1002Diversity and Power in the U.S.3
SJUS:1001/GWSS:1003Introduction to Social Justice3

Health Equity Courses

Three of these:
GWSS:2080/GHS:2080The Cultural Politics of HIV-AIDS3
GWSS:2400/CPH:2240/LATS:2400Health Disparities and Intersectionality with U.S. Latina/o Peoples3
GWSS:2700Transgender People, Politics, and Cultures3
GWSS:3010/GHS:3015Transnational Sexualities3
GWSS:3177/NURS:3739Women and Their Bodies in Health and Illness3
GWSS:3326/GHS:3327The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexuality3
GWSS:4140/ANTH:4140/CBH:4140/GHS:4140Feminist Activism and Global Health3
CPH:1400Fundamentals of Public Health3
CPH:3400/GEOG:3210Health, Work, and the Environment3
GHS:3070/GEOG:3070Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food3
GHS:3110/ANTH:3110/NAIS:3110Health of Indigenous Peoples3
GHS:3720Contemporary Issues in Global Health3
GHS:4600Global Health and Human Rights3