Women's Health Issues

College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Donald P. Zingale

Women's Health Issues Program
SCI 393
Director: Mary Beth Love


Professors--LeVeen, Schuetz


Minor in Women's Health Issues

Program Scope

The minor offers three areas of focus: (1) theory about women's social roles and status implications for women's health; (2) organizing and managing health services, health education, and health delivery systems; (3) politics, policy analysis, and strategies for changing women's health policies. Students take a core course in each of these areas, then choose three electives which may be concentrated within one area or drawn from several areas, and then complete a culminating research project or internship. The choice of electives and final research project or internship is chosen in consultation with an adviser in order to meet the needs and interests of the individual student.

Career Outlook

A minor in women's health is a natural complement to a variety of majors such as nursing, health education, counseling, psychology, urban studies, or other human service careers.


Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Core Courses

Social Determinants
WOMS 200	Women: The Basic Question				3
Health Services and Education
HED 414	Women's Health: Issues and Problems				3
Politics and Policy
URBS/LABR 570	Urban Health Systems					3


Three courses selected from one or more of 
the areas of focus in consultation with an 
adviser									9-12
Social Determinants
PSY 458		Psychology of Women
SOC 476		Medical Sociology (4)
SOC 469		Sex Roles and Society (4)
WOMS 510	Women and Interpersonal Violence
WOMS 510	Women and Institutional Violence
WOMS 590	The Aging Woman
CFS 453		Nutrition and the Life Cycle
BLS 370		Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community
Health Services and Health Education
SOC 476		Medical Sociology (4)
HED 312		Consumer Health
HED 410		Organization and Function of Health Services
HED 430		Foundations of Community Health Education
HED 431		Community Health Education: Planning, Implementation, Evaluation
Politics and Policy
ECON 475	Economics of Health and Medical Care Finances
HED 312		Consumer Health
HED 450		Contemporary Issues in Health
PLSI/URBS 480	Public Policy and Policy Analysis (4)
URBS/SW 456	Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action
URBS 565	Social Policy Planning (4)
WOMS 590	Politics of Reproduction
LARA 210	Latino Health Care Perspectives

Final Integrative Project/Internship

One of the following in consultation with the adviser			3-6
HED 480		Fieldwork in Community Health (3-6)
HED 699		Special Study (1-3)
URBS 650/651	Urban Internship/Seminar (3/1)
URBS 686	Fieldwork in Urban Studies (1-4)
WOMS 695	Women Studies Internship
WOMS 698	Work Study in Feminist Projects (1-3)

Minimum total								21

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