Global Studies Program

World Health

Global health issues have provided recent headlines for newspapers throughout the globe. As AIDS, Bird Flu, West Nile virus and many other exotic diseases have spread around the world, people have become increasingly aware of the now global threat of previously isolated diseases. Beyond the fear, the reality that the spread of these diseases is a result of complex economic, political, social, biological, technological, and environmental factors needs to be understood. Studying the interplay of these factors and how they affect the health of people around the globe leads to an understanding of global health problems such as disease, famine, malnutrition, and inequality in health and health care.

Approved courses

  • ANTH 380 -- Sickness, Madness, Health (4)
  • ECON 323 -- Health Economics (4)
  • PHED 362 -- Healing Arts (4)
  • PSYC 335 -- Cultural Psychology (4)
  • RELI 230 -- Religion, Healing & the Body (4)
  • SOCW 325 -- Social Education and Health Services in Tobago (4)

*Students may petition the Chair of Global Studies for the inclusion of courses that meet issue concentration requirements but that are not taught regularly enough to be listed here.