Global Health

Description
The concentration in global health is an transdisciplinary program designed for students who seek a broad and flexible set of skills for understanding contemporary health challenges and thinking about how they might best be solved. Global Health is understood in the anthropological sense, meaning ways of understanding and addressing disease, health and well-being that can incorporate all cultures, places and time, and that can integrate knowledge of health's social, historical, biological and ecological dimensions.

Requirements

  • Student must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours for this concentration including 12 upper division hours.
  • A minimum of six upper division hours must be taken in courses offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • * Course prerequisite: SSH 100 or ASB 100 with a C or better.
  • ** Students must participate in a summer study abroad program: 6 hours minimum of a 3-week approved program to countries such as: Australia & Fiji, China, London, Guatemala, New Zealand, and more. Please go to: shesc.asu.edu/global for more information.
  • Additional course options may be available through the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. For additional options, please contact your academic advisor.

Introductory Core - 3 credit hours

SSH/ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health (3) (this course is a prerequisite for most upper division courses in this concentration)

Upper-Division Core Electives (choose three) - 9 credit hours

AFR 383: Blacks in Science, Medicine and Public Health (3)
ASB 300 / SSH 300: Food and Culture ((L or SB) & C) (3)
ASB 301 / HST 301 / SSH 301: Global History of Health (SB & G & H) (3)
ASB 305: Poverty and Global Health ((L or SB) & G) (3)
ASB 316: Money and Culture (L or SB) (3)
ASB 327: Disaster! ((L or SB) & C) (3)
ASB 355: Traditional Medicine and Healing (HU or SB) (3)
ASB 357: Society, Drugs and Health (SB & G) (3)
ASB 370 / SOS 370: Ethics of Eating (L or SB) (3)
ASB 376: Global Health Policy (3)
ASB 378 / TCL 378: Globalization: Migration, Mass Media, McDonald's ((L or SB) & C) (3)
ASB 457: Global Mental Health ((L or SB) & G) (3)
ASB 462: Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health (SB & C) (3)
ASM 345: Disease and Human Evolution (3)
ASM 401: Health and Human Biology (3)
ASM 414 / SOS 414: Urban and Environmental Health (SB) (3)
ASM 456: Infectious Disease and Human Evolution (3)
ASM 494 / BIO 494: Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health (1)
HPS 331 / BIO 318: History of Medicine (HU & H) (3)
HST 304: Black Death:Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World (SB & H) (3)
MIC 314 / SSH 314: HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior, and Society (3)
NTR 348: Cultural Aspects of Food (SB & C & G) (3)
NTR 450: Nutrition in the Life Cycle (SB) (3)
SGS 340: Violence, Conflict and Human Rights (3)
SGS 350: Economic Development and Globalization (3)
SOC 424: Women and Health (SB) (3)
SOC 427: Sociology of Health and Illness (SB) (3)
TCL 323: Latina/o Health Issues (SB & C) (3)
TCL 326: Health of Chicanas and Latinas (SB & C) (3)
TCL 327: Health and Migration (SB) (3)
TCL 410 / SOC 410: Race, Medicine, and the Body (L) (3)
TCL 447 / SGS 454 / SOS 447 / WST 447: Gender, Culture, and Development ((L or SB) & G) (3)
WST 360: Women as Healers (SB & G) (3)
WST 365: Women and International Health (G) (3)
WST 380 / AMS 380 / ETH 380: Race, Gender, and Class (SB & C) (3)
WST 440: Politics of Women's Health (SB & C) (3)
WST 444: Gender, Health, and Bodies (SB) (3)

Study Abroad Experience - 6 credit hours, C minimum
Minimum of 3-week approved program to countries such as: Australia & Fiji, China, Guatemala, London, New Zealand, and more. Please go to: https://shesc.asu.edu/abroad to see approved options.

SSH 403: Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health ((L or SB) & G) or students choose another approved global health study abroad experience (summer session, six credits minimum) (6)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LASSHEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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