Minor in Feminist Health Justice

The 15-unit Minor in Feminist Health Justice is a complement to a variety of campus undergraduate majors such as public health, women & gender studies, sexuality studies, nursing, ethnic studies, biology, geography, social work, political science, counseling, psychology, or other health sciences, social sciences or policy-driven majors. The program offers three areas of focus:

  1. Social determinants, feminist theory and implications for health
  2. Health equity and social justice praxis
  3. Politics and policy analysis, and strategies for changing policies relevant to health, gender, and equity.

Students take a core course in each of these areas, then choose two electives. Electives from related fields will be considered on advisement as related to student's needs and interests. Advisor approval is required for courses not listed below.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the effects of power inequities by engaging and synthesizing feminist theory and theories of health and health equity.
  2. Identify and analyze how oppression and marginalization take shape within health outcomes, health care organizations, and public health, and how social movements approach and confront these dynamics.
  3. Discuss the implications of gender, race, sexuality, ability, and other forms of difference to public health policy and praxis.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge about power and social difference to research projects across disciplines.

Feminist Health Justice Minor — Minimum 15 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Core Courses (9 units)

Select one course from each category.

Social Determinants and Feminist Theories

PH 210Personal and Social Determinants of Health3
WGS 200Introduction to Women and Gender Studies3
WGS 220Introduction to Feminist Disability Studies3
WGS 280Introduction to Feminist Science Studies3

Health Equity and Social Justice

ETHS 500Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Health3
PH 414Women's Health3
PH 520Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health3
WGS 593Gender, Health, and the Environment3

Politics and Policy

PH 450Public Health Policy3
RRS 571Women, Race, and Class3
WGS 511Women and Violence3
WGS 515Gender, Race, and Reproductive Justice3

Electives (6 units)

Select two courses (6 units) in consultation with an advisor. Courses listed above not used to fulfill core requirements can be used as electives.

AA S 591Asian American Community Health Issues3
AFRS 370Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community3
AIS/WGS 420Native Genders and Feminism3
GEOG/PH 434Geographies of Health and Health Care3
LTNS 210Latina/o/x Health Care Perspectives3
LTNS 500Latina/o Community Mental Health3
PH 210Personal and Social Determinants of Health3
PH 410Public Health Systems3
PH 520Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health3
PHIL 383Ethics in Medicine3
PLSI/SXS/WGS 470The Politics of Sex and Reproduction4
PLSI/USP 480Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis4
PLSI 614Seminar: Politics of Abortion in the United States3
RRS 304Decolonize Your Diet: Food Justice and Gendered Labor in Communities of Color3
RRS 460/COUN 450/SXS 460HIV and AIDS Impacts and Resistance Among Communities of Color3
SOC 469Gender and Society4
SOC 476Medical Sociology3
SXS/SOC 601Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Health3
USP/LABR/PLSI 570Urban Health Policy3
WGS 300GWGender, Race, and Nation - GWAR3
WGS 514Women and the Prison Industrial Complex3
WGS 578Feminist Environmental and Climate Justice3