Minor in Women's Health Issues

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The Minor in Women's Health Issues is a natural complement to a variety of majors such as nursing, health education, counseling, psychology, urban studies, or other human service careers. The program offers three areas of focus:

  1. theory about women’s social roles and status implications for women’s health;
  2. organizing and managing health services, health education, and health delivery systems;
  3. politics, policy analysis, and strategies for changing women’s health policies.

Students take a core course in each of these areas, then choose three electives which may be concentrated within one area or drawn from several areas, and then complete a culminating research project or internship. The choice of electives and final research project or internship is chosen in consultation with an advisor in order to meet the needs and interests of the individual student.

Women's Health Issues, Minor — Minimum 21 units

Core Courses (9 units)

Social Determinants

WGS 200Introduction to Women and Gender Studies3

Health Services and Education

H ED 414Women's Health--Problems and Issues3

Politics and Policy

USP/LABR 570Urban Health Policy3
PLSI 570Urban Health Policy3

Electives (9 - 12 units)

Units selected from one or more of the areas of focus in consultation with an advisor:

Social Determinants

AFRS 370Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community3
CFS 453Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
SOC 469Gender and Society4
SOC 476Medical Sociology3
WGS 300GWGender, Race, and Nation - GWAR3
WGS 578Women, Globalization, and Ecology3
WGS 593Gender, Health, and the Environment3

Health Services and Health Education

H ED 410Organization and Function of Health Services3
H ED 430Community Health Education Theory3
H ED 431Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation3
H ED 520Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health3
SOC 476Medical Sociology3

Politics and Policy

H ED 450Policy Issues in Health Education3
PLSI/USP 480Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis4
LTNS 210Latina/Latino Health Care Perspectives3
S W/USP 456Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action3
USP 565Social Policy and Family Systems4
WGS 570Women, Gender, Policy, and Justice3
WGS 611Theories of Female Sexuality3

Final Integrative Project/Internship

One of the following (3 - 6 units) in consultation with the advisor:

H ED 480Fieldwork and Reflective Seminar9
H ED 699Independent Study1-3
USP 686Field Work in Urban Studies1-4
WGS 698Work Study in Feminist Projects1-3