Brief Description of Secondary Field
The 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.
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.
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.