Health care 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 the minor in gender, health, and healthcare equity, 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.

The undergraduate minor in gender, health, and healthcare equity requires a minimum of 15 s.h. of coursework, 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. Coursework for the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students may count a maximum of 3 s.h. from another University of Iowa major, minor, or certificate toward the GHHE minor.

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

Core Courses6
Health Equity Courses9-10
Total Hours15-16

Core Courses

Two of these:
GWSS:1001Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies3
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, Intersectionality, and Diversity3
GWSS:2650/GHS:2650Global Reproduction3
GWSS:2700Transgender People, Politics, and Cultures3
GWSS:2800/AFAM:2800African American Women, Health, Hair, and Sexuality3
GWSS:3005/SJUS:3005Practicum (placement must be in a health care or social service setting)3-4
GWSS:3010/GHS:3015Transnational Sexualities3
GWSS:3154Sexuality in the United States3
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
ENGL:2560Topics in Culture and Identity (when topic is stories about HIV/AIDS)3
GHS:3036Ethics, Politics, and Global Health3
GHS:3070/GEOG:3070Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food3
GHS:3110/ANTH:3110/NAIS:3110Colonialism and Indigenous Health Equity3
GHS:3620Global Health and Human Rights3
GHS:4003Case Studies in Global Health Inequities3
HIST:3508/GHS:3508/LAS:3508Disease and Health in Latin American History3
HIST:3755/GHS:3555/IS:3555Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3
SOC:3750/GWSS:3750Born in the USA: Fertility and Reproduction3