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Community and Global Health Concentration

The Community and Global Health interdisciplinary concentration enables students to broadly explore the determinants and consequences of physical and mental health, to critically examine relevant global, national and local policies and programs, to learn theories and methodologies important to the study of public health, and to gain and apply practical skills through service-learning, internships, study abroad, and/or community-based research. It prepares students, as global citizens, to recognize the spectrum of contemporary global health issues and exercise intellectual and practical skills in response.  It will also prepare students interested in careers in public health or human, dental or veterinary medicine for graduate and professional school.

Number of Units
Six units are required.

Required core:
CGHL 120:  Epidemiology and Global Health
HDSR 210:  Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Four electives, at least one chosen from each of the following three categories:

Natural sciences and quantitative reasoning:

  • ANSO 212 Quantitative Analysis
  • BIOL 322 General and Medical Microbiology
  • BIOL 482  Topics in Advanced Medical Microbiology
  • MATH 260 or 261  Applied Statistics I or Biostatistics (preferred)
  • SEMN 207 Antibiotics: Global Health
  • SEMN 244 Infectious Diseases and Global Health

Social and cultural determinants of health:

  • ANSO 110  Medicine and Society
  • ANSO 225 Sex and Sexualities
  • ANSO/SEMN 255 You Are What You Eat
  • ANSO 320 States, Bodies and Epidemics
  • HDSR 390 HDSR Junior Seminar
  • PHIL 305 Biomedical Ethics
  • PSYC 295 Drugs, Addiction and Behavior
  • SEMN 220  Chinese Food Culture
  • SEMN 403 Global Violence
  • SPAN 205 Culture of Health and Disease in the Hispanic Community

Public Policy:

  • ECON 225 Economics of Developing Countries
  • ECON 235 Environmental and Resource Economics
  • POLS 270 Politics of the European Union
  • POLS 310  Women, States and NGO's
  • POLS 330  Politics of the Holocaust