Global Health and Health Policy

Brief Description of Secondary Field

Global Health and Health PolicyThe Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy is centered on the interdisciplinary exploration of health care, health policy, and health science. Through a curriculum that encourages experiential learning, the program enables students to explore a wide range of topics ranging from transnational health problems and social determinants to a concentrated focus on social responses, such as health systems and health policies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the secondary field, GHHP students will know how to actively engage with complex themes from a variety of perspectives, conduct health-related research, and critically think about a spectrum of health issues, both domestic and global.

Gateway Courses

GHHP designates a handful of courses as foundational courses. Foundational courses are good gateways to further study in GHHP but may be taken at any time in pursuit of the secondary field: 

  • GENED 1063: World Health: Challenges and Opportunities 
  • GENED 1079: Why Is There No Cure for Health Care? 
  • GENED 1093: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Cares: Reimagining Global Health 

Freshman seminars also offer a path to exploring GHHP. There are many health-related ones that satisfy GHHP distributional requirements.