Minor in Gender, Health, and Health Care Equity
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 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.
The minor in gender, health, and healthcare equity requires the following course work.
|Health Equity courses||9-10|
- GWSS:1001 Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
And one of these:
- GWSS:1002 Diversity and Power in the U.S.
- SJUS:1001 Introduction to Social Justice
Health Equity Courses
Three of these:
|GWSS:2080/GHS:2080||The Cultural Politics of HIV-AIDS|
|GWSS:2400/CPH:2240/LATS:2400||Health Disparities and Intersectionality with U.S. Latina/o Peoples|
|GWSS:2700||Transgender People, Politics, and Cultures|
|GWSS:2800||African American Women, Health, Hair, and Sexuality|
|GWSS:3005||Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Practicum (when the topic is end of life, hospice, and palliative care)|
|GWSS:3177/NURS:3739||Women and Their Bodies in Health and Illness|
|GWSS:3326/GHS:3327||The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexuality|
|GWSS:4140/ANTH:4140/CBH:4140/GHS:4140||Feminist Activism and Global Health|
|CPH:1400||Fundamentals of Public Health|
|CPH:3400/GEOG:3210||Health, Work, and the Environment|
|ENGL:2560||Topics in Culture and Identity (when topic is Stories about HIV/AIDS)|
|GHS:3036||Ethics, Politics, and Global Health|
|GHS:3070/GEOG:3070||Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food|
|GHS:3110/ANTH:3110/NAIS:3110||Health of Indigenous Peoples|
|GHS:3720||Contemporary Issues in Global Health|
|GHS:4600||Global Health and Human Rights|
|HIST:3508||Health in Latin America|
|HIST:3755||Understanding Health and Disease in Africa|