GPHS 101. Introduction to Public Health 1.0 course credit

This course will introduce students to the field of public health, which focuses on the physical, mental and social well-being of populations. Course topics will include tools for understanding public health; health policy and law; ethics; prevention of disease and disability; healthcare systems; and contemporary public health issues. No pre-requisite required.

GPHS 105. Introduction to Epidemiology 1.0 course credit

This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of Epidemiology, which is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and diseases in populations. Course content will include the history of the field; current tools and use of data to study disease; descriptive epidemiology; association and causation; analytic epidemiology; and applications to public health and policy. No pre-requisite required.

GPHS110. Health, Wellness, and College Success 0.25 course credit

This course will examine a variety of behaviors college students can perform in order to improve their health, wellness, and success in college. Each unit will be centered on scientific evidence of the relationship between a behavior and wellness and college success, and will involve a practical experience where the student will work on behavior change and evaluate its impact.

GPHS 410. Internship in Global Public Health 0.5 or 1.0 course credit

An experience designed to allow students in Global Public Health to apply the concepts and ideas developed during study in the minor to a particular workplace or setting related to health. Prerequisites: Junior standing and prior approval of the program coordinator.

GPHS 420. Independent Study in Global Public Health 0.5 or 1.0 course credit Directed individual study in an advanced area of global public health. The student selects a topic in consultation with a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of the instructor.

ANTH 370. Medical Anthropology 1.0 course credit

An introductory analysis of the social and cultural factors that impact health, health behaviors, and medical systems. As a professional and academic field, medical anthropology provides conceptual and analytical tools for a comprehensive understanding of health, illness, and healing.

BIOC 201. Principles of Nutrition 1.0 course credit

A biochemical and physiological look as aspects of nutrition. Students will examine the biochemical molecules and processes involved in nutrition. Current research and controversies within nutrition will be considered. For students who have an interest in science or health careers. Pre-requisite course: CHEM 140 (preferred) or BIOL 150. Offered in alternate years.

BIOL 320. Parasitology 1.0 course credit

A general study of the biology of parasitism. Lectures and labs will emphasize systematics and taxonomy of the major groups, complex life cycles of parasites, behavioral and physiological effects of parasites on hosts (including humans), and how human modifications of landscapes affect parasites. Prerequisite: A grade of C− or better in BIOL 150 and BIOL 155. Offered in alternate years.

EDST 260. Food, Ethics, and Education 1.0 course credit

This course is designed to expand student knowledge and understanding of the intersections of food and education. Examining various ethical, ecological, and sociocultural issues of food through the lens of educational studies aims to enrich student understanding of the diverse ways that humans teach and learn. Readings, discussions, media analyses, field trips, and a service learning project will challenge students to think critically about their own experiences with food in the effort to develop citizens who possess the knowledge necessary to promote ecological responsibility and ethical food practices in an increasingly interconnected world. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

EXSC 180. Personal and Community Health 1.0 course credit

This course is an examination of personal and community health issues. Among the topics covered are a study of nutrition, stress, mental illness, death, sex education, environmental health, and drugs. Enrollment is restricted to majors with the Department of Kinesiology and minors in Global Public Health. Non-majors or minors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.

PSYC 239. Health Psychology 1.0 course credit

An exploration of the psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do become ill. Topics include: the links between stress and immune system function and disease, psychological factors that mediate reactions to stress, and behaviors that endanger health. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Offered annually.

SPAN 230. Topics: Spanish for the Professions 1.0 course credit

This course provides students with a basic foundation and knowledge of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures as applied and in relation to different professional fields. Possible topics include but are not limited to: Spanish for Business, Spanish for the Health Professions, Translation and Interpretation, etc. Prerequisites: SPAN 202, its equivalent, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.