The Health minor offers students the opportunity to explore the field of health from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Students in the Health minor gain knowledge of the biological aspects of health with course choices in genetics, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, infectious diseases, epidemiology, and alternative medicine, and they integrate an understanding of social issues related to health through courses such as Women and Health, Health in the Developing World, Health, Illness, and Society, and Environment and Health. The Health minor complements a wide variety of majors, from education, business, and communications to sociology, psychology, creative writing, global studies, and applied therapies. Exciting opportunities for travel study and study abroad to explore and work on health issues in remote tropical environments (Guyana) are also available.
This course provides an introduction to complementary and alternative medicine and the treatment modalities that are increasingly being used by Americans. Students will explore the conceptual differences between the biomedical approach and alternative systems of healthcare, some of which are being used in conjunction with allopathic medicine by conventional medical practitioners. Topics will include but are not limited to mind-body interventions, biologically based treatments, and energy based therapies.
This course is designed to explore and analyze selected topics in health that affect women's lives from adolescence through old age. It places women's health issues in context with their individual biological and psychosocial development, their family roles, and their roles in the larger society. The multicultural focus is on differences women in the United States experience due to race/ethnicity and sociocultural differences. Obstacles to optimum health for minority women in the United States are examined.
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This unique and exciting abroad program takes place in the North Rupununi region of Guyana, South America. Read more