Global Health

Curriculum

Requirements for the Global Health Minor

(20 credits)

Foundation Course

(4 credits, required)

  • Global Health, Culture, and Inequality (SOCI/HIST/PCST 277, SW or HE Justice/Truth Focus)
Core Electives

(at least 1 course, 4 credits)

  • The Medical Professional in the Modern World (ETHS 390-05A, IC TBD)
  • Medicine, Empire, and Global Health (HIST 305, CSDS)
  • Global Voices: Health and Justice in the Hispanic World (HISP 356, HE, Justice Encounter)
  • Medical Anthropology (SOCI 323, SW)

Two additional electives either from Core Courses or Perspective Courses:

Perspective Courses on Global Health
  • Comparative Health Care Policy (POLS 350E, CSDS)
  • Intercultural Health Communication (COMM 353, CSDS)
  • Health Communication (COMM 352, SW, Truth Encounter)
  • Global Malnutrition and Disease (NUTR 326, SW, Truth Encounter)
  • Health Psychology (PSYC 343)
  • Public Health Nutrition: Infancy Through Aging (NUTR 323, SW Justice Encounter)
  • Creative Writing: Clinical Encounters I and II (ENGL 206, AE, and ENGL 207 HE, EX)
  • Transnational Anthropology (SOCI 378A, SW, Movement Focus)
  • Missionaries and Empire (HIST 328/THEO 319i, Theological Integrations)
  • Clinical Nursing IV: Implementing Community-Based Nursing Care (NRSG 303, CSDS)
  • Study abroad courses with health focus (approved by GH advisor)
Targeted Elective

(4 credits)

Students and advisors will work together to find a 4-credit course that connects the student’s geographic, topical, or disciplinary areas of interest to their interests in Global Health. A study abroad course may count as a Targeted Elective. Courses in the Global Health Core and Perspective groups can also count as a Targeted Elective.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning related to global health is strongly recommended in the US or abroad. Students can complete their EXP/internship for credit if helpful to complete their degree, but it is not required.

Additional Requirements
  • At least two courses must be at the upper level (300-level and higher)
  • A maximum of 8 credits from any single department can count towards the GH minor

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of global health, the minor is intended for students from any major. Regardless of your major, this minor can complement your current field of studies and prepare you for many careers in healthcare, public health, and human services. It is also excellent preparation for many graduate programs.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Ellen Block, Ph.D.
Sociology Department
SJU Simons Hall 118
320-363-3193