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 (GHHE) 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.
|Health Equity Courses||9-10|
|Two of these:|
|GWSS:1001||Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies||3|
|GWSS:1002||Diversity and Power in the U.S.||3|
|SJUS:1001/GWSS:1003||Introduction to Social Justice||3|
Health Equity Courses
|Three of these:|
|GWSS:2080/GHS:2080||The Cultural Politics of HIV-AIDS||3|
|GWSS:2400/CPH:2240/LATS:2400||Health, Intersectionality, and Diversity||3|
|GWSS:2700||Transgender People, Politics, and Cultures||3|
|GWSS:2800/AFAM:2800||African American Women, Health, Hair, and Sexuality||3|
|GWSS:3005/SJUS:3005||Practicum (placement must be in a health care or social service setting)||3-4|
|GWSS:3154||Sexuality in the United States||3|
|GWSS:3177/NURS:3739||Women and Their Bodies in Health and Illness||3|
|GWSS:3326/GHS:3327||The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexuality||3|
|GWSS:4140/ANTH:4140/CBH:4140/GHS:4140||Feminist Activism and Global Health||3|
|CPH:1400||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|CPH:3400/GEOG:3210||Health, Work, and the Environment||3|
|ENGL:2560||Topics in Culture and Identity (when topic is stories about HIV/AIDS)||3|
|GHS:3036||Ethics, Politics, and Global Health||3|
|GHS:3070/GEOG:3070||Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food||3|
|GHS:3110/ANTH:3110/NAIS:3110||Colonialism and Indigenous Health Equity||3|
|GHS:3620||Global Health and Human Rights||3|
|GHS:4003||Case Studies in Global Health Inequities||3|
|HIST:3508/GHS:3508/LAS:3508||Disease and Health in Latin American History||3|
|HIST:3755/GHS:3555/IS:3555||Understanding Health and Disease in Africa||3|
|SOC:3750/GWSS:3750||Born in the USA: Fertility and Reproduction||3|