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Undergraduate Programs

Courses

Courses currently being offered:

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

PH 101 INTRO TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Discussion of history and definitions of public health and emerging themes: Public Health Disparities (health and wealth; social justice); Issues in Public Health (lead poisoning; tobacco; obesity; emergency; clean water/air; injury; health systems/reform); and Global Health Issues (globalization and development; maternal and child health).

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 102 INTRO TO PUBLIC HEALTH II

Introduction to four core areas of public health: biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental health science, and social and behavioral sciences.

Prerequisites: PH 101
Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 103 CONCEPTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

Fundamental concepts underlying health-related information and health policy. Basic methodological principles used to describe disease occurrence in populations and identify causes of disease.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 116 INTRO TO THE U.S. HLTH SYSTM

The organization, financing, and functioning of the United States health care system. Also historical perspectives and the insights of international comparisons. Topics covered include the economics of U.S. health system, access to care, health policy and politics, and disability and disability politics.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 201 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

This course covers the basic principles used to evaluate the potential human health risk of exposure to environmental contaminants in air, water, and food.

Prerequisites: BIO 110/112; CHM 131; PH 103 or permission of instructor.
Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 201W ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 206 FEMINISM GENDER AND HEALTH

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 215 PUBLIC HEALTH ANTHROPOLOGY

Using a critical lens, this course examines how forms of social organization create global health for some groups and poor health for other groups.

Prerequisites: ANT 101 or PH 101
Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 216 PEER HEALTH ADVOCACY

Contemporary issues for college students: alcohol, drugs, and sexual health topics. Focus on peer level interactions to encourage behavior change and conversational leadership among peer groups.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 217 PEER HEALTH ADVOCACY II

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

PH 226 METHODS IN HEALTH CULTURE

Fieldwork (qualitative, or ethnographic) research involves preparing and undertaking one or more methods for gaining experiential knowledge into other cultural worlds. Fieldwork research methods provide a lens for examining human behavior, often in cross-cultural contexts, and for understanding what it means to live in a community of both common and diverse interpretations of illness and health. The growing body of critical work in fieldwork methodology has seen refined definitions and revised ethical practices, ultimately encouraging more egalitarian methods of conducting, inscribing, and disseminating research. We explore recent theoretical debates about fieldwork research and writing practices, learning how to take into account multiple subjectivities and inscribe difference in a respectful, reflexive manner. Students will engage in fieldwork research (including participant-observation, and conducting ethnographic interviews).

Prerequisites: PH 102
Last Offered: Spring 2013

PH 227 MUSIC, ETHNOGRAPHY&HIV/AIDS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 230 LAW IN PUBLIC HLTH PRACTICE

The course is about the legal and social justice framework for urgent public health issues, such as regulation of vaccinations, e-cigarettes, and abortion.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 232 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POLICY

Public health is shaped by environmental factors. This class examines policies for promoting public health with a focus on local problem-solving.

Prerequisites: PH 101 or PH 116; PH 102
Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 236 HEALTH CARE AND LAW

This course provides an introduction to the legal foundations of health care in America. The material covers a broad range of legal issues in health care, including autonomy, privacy, liberty, and proprietary interests, from the perspective of the provider(s) and the patient.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 265 GLOBAL HEALTH

This course uses social theories to frame current issues in global health. Readings include critiques of development and ethnographic methods.

Prerequisites: ANT 101 or PH 101
Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 299A FIELD WORK METHODS IN PH

Seminar for public health students scheduled for summer travel to Ladakh to work on the longitudinal tobacco control program with Dr. Chin.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 299B FIELD ANALYSIS

Seminar for students returning from the longitudinal tobacco control project in Ladakh. Emphasis is on data analysis and writing-up findings.

Last Offered: Fall 2015

PH 300 SEMINAR FOR BIOETHICS MAJORS

Intended as a capstone experience, this course provides a setting in which students bring together what they have learned in the major and hone their skills by exploring in-depth two or three central issues in bioethics of particular interest to the participants.

PH 300W SEMINAR IN BIOETHICS

Intended as a capstone experience, this course provides a setting in which students bring together what they have learned in the major and hone their skills by exploring in-depth two or three central issues in bioethics of particular interest to the participants.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

PH 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 391W INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 393 SENIOR PROJECT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 393W SENIOR PROJECT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 394 INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 394C WASHINGTON SEMESTR INTERNSHP

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 395 HONORS RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 396 TEACHING ASSISTANT:PH 101

This semester includes three components: an internship, an evening course, and a colloquium. For application and information, please contact Professor R. Dees.

Last Offered: Fall 2013

PH 396A TEACHING ASSISTANT: PH 101

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 396B TEACHING ASSISTANT:PH 103

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 396C TEACHING ASSISTANT: PH 215

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 396D TEACHING ASSISTANT: PH 265

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 397A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

This is a mentored field experience applying principles of community engaged practice in real world settings. Students work 8 hours/week with a community agency and attend a weekly 75-minute on-campus seminar for discussion.

Prerequisites: PH 101, PH 102, and PH 103
Last Offered: Fall 2014

PH 397W COMMUNITY ENGAGED INTERSHIP

This is a mentored field experience applying principles of community engaged practice in real world settings. Students work 8 hours/week with a community agency and attend a weekly 75-mintue on-campus seminar for discussion.

Prerequisites: Course open to juniors, seniors, Take Five, and KEY students, majoring in one of the five public health-related majors. Students must have completed: PH 101, PH 102, and PH 103. Admission to course is by application only.
Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 398 PUBLIC HEALTH HONORS SEMINAR

A forum where students who have been accepted in to the Public Health Honors program present preliminary versions of their theses and get critical feedback from both their student colleagues and the instructor.

Last Offered: Spring 2014

PH 398A PH SENIOR HONORS RESEARCH

A year-long research project culminating in a written work supervised by a faculty thesis adviser and the program designated honors adviser.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

PH 398B PH SENIOR HONORS SEMINAR

A year-long research project culminating in a written work supervised by a faculty thesis adviser and the program designated honors adviser.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

PH 399 WASHINGTON SEMESTER

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018