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Gender and Health Minor

Effective Fall 2016

Exclusions:

Gender and Health majors may not minor in Gender and Health.

Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Women's and Gender Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. Advising appointments are made online. To make an advising appointment, please see the bottom left-hand corner of the Women's and Gender Studies website main page: /lsa.umich.edu/women/undergraduates/advising.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WGS 220 (WOMENSTD) /NURS 220: Perspectives in Women's Health

  2. Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).
  • WOMENSTD 212 / HS 225: Global Perspectives on the HIV and AIDS Epidemic
  • WGS 225 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 225: Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • WGS 233 (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 233: Genes and Society
  • WGS 239 (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 239: Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America
  • WGS 242 (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 242: Gender Violence in a Global Context 
  • WGS 291 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 291: Introduction to the Psychology of Women and Gender
  • WGS 296 (WOMENSTD) / HISTORY / PSYCH 296: Gender, Sex Differences, and Addiction: Girls Gone Wild
  • WGS 300 (WOMENSTD 300): Men's Health
  • WGS 305 (WOMENSTD 305) / ALA 306: Interdisciplinary & Intersectional LGBTQ Health
  • WGS 307 (WOMENSTD 307) / ANTHRCUL / RCSSCI 327: Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing
  • WOMENSTD 320: Gender and Mental Health
  • WGS 324 (WOMENSTD 324) / ANTHRCUL 325: Childbirth and Culture
  • WGS 328 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 328: Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
  • WGS 342 (WOMENSTD 342): Special Topics in Gender and Health
  • WGS 356 (WOMENSTD) / HISTORY 356 / AMCULT 331: Health in America: Patterns, Experiences, Inequalities 
  • WGS 365 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 365: Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
  • WGS 394 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 394: Adolescent Sexuality 
  • WGS 400 (WOMENSTD 400): Women's Reproductive Health
  • WGS 402 (WOMENSTD 402): Gender and Health Policy
  • WOMENSTD / HS 404: Gender Based Violence: From Theory to Action
  • WGS 405 (WOMENSTD 405): Pharma, Pills, & Policy
  • WGS 407 (WOMENSTD 407): Intersexualities
  • WGS 410 (WOMENSTD 410): Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • WGS 412 (WOMENSTD 412): Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
  • WGS (WOMENSTD) / SM 421: Gender and Sport
  • WGS 432 (WOMENSTD 432): Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
  • WOMENSTD 438: Gender, Health and Well-Being in Africa
  • WGS 443 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 443: Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.
  • WGS 452 (WOMENSTD 452) / PSYCH 414: Sexuality and Science
  • WGS 494 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 494: Adolescent Sexuality 
  • WGS 498 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 498: Gender and the Individual
  • WGS 499 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 499: Psychology of Women

 Upper-Level Seminars:

  • WGS 305 / ALA 306: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional LGBTQ Health (only if elected FA19 or later)
  • WGS 313 (WOMENSTD 313): Topics in Gender & the Humanities, section titled "Gender and Health in Literature" (WN19)
  • WGS 328 (WOMENSTD 328) / AAS 328: Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
  • WGS 330 (WOMENSTD 330): Feminist Thought (only if taken FA20 or later)
  • WGS 331 (WOMENSTD 331): Feminist Theoretical Perspectives in Gender and Health
  • WGS 342 (WOMENSTD 342): Special Topics in Gender and Health
  • WGS 345 (WOMENSTD 345): Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context, section titled "Sexual Violence and the State"
  • WGS 350 (WOMENSTD 350): Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice
  • WGS 351 (WOMENSTD 351): Leading Feminism
  • WGS 352 (WOMENSTD) / ASIAN 352: Gender, Sex & Power in Pre-Modern China (F19)
  • WGS 365 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 365: Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
  • WGS 374 (WOMENSTD 374): Gender, Race and Incarceration (SP19)
  • WGS 405 (WOMENSTD 405): Pharma, Pills, and Policy
  • WGS 407 (WOMENSTD 407): Intersexualities
  • WGS 410 (WOMENSTD 410): Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • WGS 412 (WOMENSTD 412): Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
  • WOMENSTD 438: Gender, Health, and Well-being in Africa
  • WGS 443 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 443: Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health
  • WGS 449 (WOMENSTD 449) / SOC 445: Diagnosis, Sex, and Society
  • WGS 494 (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 494: Adolescent Sexuality
  • SOC 225: Project Community: various specifically approved topics - see department advisor

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective:

  • NURS 420: Introduction to Global Health:  Issues and Challenges (only if taken FA19 or later)
  • WGS 212 / HS 225: Global Perspectives on the HIV and AIDS Epidemic (only if taken FA20 or later)
  • WGS 233 (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 233 : Genes and Society
  • WGS 296 (WOMENSTD) / HISTORY / PSYCH 296: Gender, Sex Differences, and Addiction: Girls Gone Wild
  • WGS 319 (WOMENSTD 319): Race, Class, and Reproductive Health (W18)
  • WGS 324 (WOMENSTD 324) / ANTHRCUL 325: Childbirth and Culture
  • WGS 327 (WOMENSTD) / HISTORY 327: The History of Sexuality
  • WGS 328 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 328: Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
  • WGS 345 (WOMENSTD 345): Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context, section titled "Sexual Violence and the State" (only if elected FA19 or later)
  • WGS 352 (WOMENSTD) / ASIAN 352: Gender, Sex & Power in Pre-Modern China (F19)
  • WGS 365 (WOMENSTD) / AAS 365: Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
  • WGS 412 (WOMENSTD 412): Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
  • WGS 432 (WOMENSTD 432): Advanced Topics in Gender and Health, sections titled "Race, Gender and Mental Health in the 19th Century"  or "Introduction to Global Health" (F18) or "Special Topics in Gender and Health" (only if elected WN20 or later), "Biomedical Knowledge: Behavior, Science and Gender" (only if elected WN20 or later), or Introduction to Global Health: Issues & Challenges (only if elected FA19 or later)
  • WGS 435 (WOMENSTD 435): Advanced Topics in Gender in a Global Context, section titled "Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law" (only if elected WN20 or later)
  • WOMENSTD 438: Gender, Health, and Well-being in Africa

Gender and Health Minor (Fall 2013-Summer 2016)

Effective Fall 2013, with subsequent course list additions, though Summer 2016

This minor allows students to develop a minor major through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this minor is designed to focus students' studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Requirements for the Minor

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women's Health)
  2. Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).
    • WOMENSTD 212. The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic (Fall 2014 : retroactive to Winter 2011)
    • WOMENSTD 233. Genes and Society
    • WOMENSTD 239. Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America
    • WOMENSTD 242. Gender Violence in a Global Context (effective Winter 2016)
    • WOMENSTD 291. Introduction to the Psychology of Women and Gender
    • WOMENSTD 296. Gender, Sex Differences, and Addiction: Girls Gone Wild
    • WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health
    • WOMENSTD 307. Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing
    • WOMENSTD 320. Gender and Mental Health
    • WOMENSTD 324. Childbirth and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 328. Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community
    • WOMENSTD 356. Health in America: Patterns, Experiences, Inequalities (Fall 2015, retroactive to Winter 2015)
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 394. Adolescent Sexuality (Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2014)
    • WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health
    • WOMENSTD 402. Gender and Health Policy
    • WOMENSTD 404. Gender Based Violence: From Theory to Action (effective Winter 2015)
    • WOMENSTD 405. Pharma, Pills, & Policy
    • WOMENSTD 407. Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 410. Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues (Fall 2014, retroactive to Fall 2013)
    • WOMENSTD 412. Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 421. Gender and Sport
    • WOMENSTD 432. Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 438. Gender, Health and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.
    • WOMENSTD 452. Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 494. Adolescent Sexuality (Fall 2014, retroactive to Fall 2013)
    • WOMENSTD 498. Gender and the Individual
    • WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD 328, 342, 365, 405, 407, 410, 412, 438, 443, 494.

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective: 
WOMENSTD 
233 (effective Winter 2016, retroactive to Fall 2015), 
296 (effective Fall 2015), 
307, 
324, 
328, 
365, 
412, 
438; 
AMCULT 
233 (effective Winter 2016, retroactive to Fall 2015), 
296 (effective Fall 2015).

Gender and Health Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2013)

Effective Fall 2012-Summer 2013

This  minor allows students to develop a minor major through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this minor is designed to focus students' studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women's Health)
  2. Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).
    • WOMENSTD 212.  The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WOMENSTD 291.  Introduction to the Psychology of Women and Gender
    • WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health
    • WOMENSTD 320. Gender and Mental Health
    • WOMENSTD 324. Childbirth and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 328. Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health
    • WOMENSTD 402. Gender and Health Policy
    • WOMENSTD 407. Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 412. Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 432. Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 438. Gender, Health and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.
    • WOMENSTD 452. Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 498. Gender and the Individual
    • WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women

 

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD 328, 342, 365, 407, 412, 438, 443.

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective:WOMENSTD 324, 328, 365, 412, 438.