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

WOMS200	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)
WOMS510	Women and Interpersonal 
WOMS510	Women and Institutional Violence
WOMS590	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 
HED 431	Community Health Education: 
Planning, Implementation, Evalu-

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)
WOMS590	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)
WOMS695	Women Studies Internship
WOMS698	Work Study in Feminist 
Projects (1-3)
Minimum total		21

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