Gender and Health - Minor
The Gender and Health minor provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience utilized in various careers related to the intersection of gender, health, healthcare, and health policy in both domestic and transnational realms. Students develop critical thinking, writing, teamwork, and analytical skills as they explore a wide range of topics that allow for an intricate and nuanced understanding of the social determinants of health. Many of our courses include case-study and experiential learning components, allowing students to engage in learning through direct contact with organizations, professionals, and clients in the healthcare community.
The healthcare industry is an area of continued growth, and health care professionals and related occupations are in high demand. The Gender and Health minor helps students recognize and understand the complex intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in relation to health, healthcare, and health policy in preparation for related graduate education and careers.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|WGST 207/SOCI 207||Introduction to Gender and Society||3|
|or WGST 200||or Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies|
|WGST 213/SOCI 213||Gender and Health||3|
|WGST 401||Feminist Theory||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Communication in Health Care Contexts|
|Introduction To Literature And Medicine|
|Topics in Literature and Medicine|
|Social Context of Population Health|
|Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality|
|Psychology of Women|
|Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine|
|Psychology of Aging|
|Introduction to Aging and Society|
|Death and Dying|
|Reproduction, Birth and Power|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
Must make a grade of C or better in all courses.