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Public Health course catalog

2023-24 Academic Catalog Page

REBECCA M. ARNOLD, Adjunct Professor
B.A., Northwestern; M.P.H., Iowa

LENA R. HANN, Associate Professor
B.A., Cornell College; M.P.H., Iowa; Ph.D. Illinois

MOLLY A. SWICK, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., California State; M.S. Ed., Northern Illinois; Ed.D., Northern Illinois

DARA L. WEGMAN-GEEDEY, Professor (Biology), Chair; Robert & Patricia Hanson Endowed Chair of Health & Human Performance
B.S., Mount Union; Ph.D., Delaware

Major in Public Health

32 credits, including PUBH 100, Statistics, PUBH 300, SOAN 324, PUBH 350, PUBH 450 (2 credits), PUBH 460 (2 credits), and 8 supporting course credits, at least 4 credits of which must be at the 300-400 level and no more than 4 credits from the same department code.

Minor in Public Health

20 credits, including PUBH 100; 2 of the following: PUBH 300, PUBH 350, SOAN 324; and 8 supporting course credits, at least 4 credits of which must be at the 300-400 level and no more than 4 credits from the same department code.

Supporting Courses

BIOL-343 Microbiology (4 credits)
CHEM-215 Introduction to Molecular Nutrition (PN, 4 credits)
COMM-250 Health Communication (4 credits)
COMM-405 Health Communication Campaigns (4 credits)
ECON-225 Health Economics (PS, 4 credits)
ENGL-295 Women, Health, in/and South Asian Literature (PH, G, 4 credits)
ENVR-387 Environmental Justice (D, 4 credits)
GEOG-273 Introduction to GIS (4 credits)
GEOG-274 Introduction to GIS with Social Science Applications (4 credits)
GEOG-325 Urban Planning (4 credits)
HIST-333 Disease and Health ( PP, 4 credits)
PHIL-105 Life and Death ( PH, 4 credits)
PHIL-312 Philosophy of Medicine (PH, 4 credits)
PSYC-130 Survivor Advocacy (2 credits)
PSYC-135 Bystander Intervention (2 credits)
PSYC-224 Psychological Disorders (4 credits)
PUBH-180 Health Disparities (PS, D, 4 credits)
PUBH-223 Mythbusters (4 credits)
PUBH-247 Whole Person Health: Study Abroad in Sweden & Iceland (PS, G, 4 credits)
PUBH-248 Whole Person Health: Travel Term (PEA, 1 credit)
PUBH-273 Reproductive Justice: Perspectives on Policies, Practices, and Public Health (PH, D, 4 credits)
PUBH-306 Sexuality and Health Education (4 credits)
PUBH-365 Professionalism in Public Health Practice (2 credits)
PUBH-380 Special Topics in Public Health (4 credits, may be taken more than once as topics change)
PUBH-399 Directed Study (1 credit, may be taken more than once with a different focus)
PUBH-400 Independent Study (1 credit, may be taken more than once with a different focus)
RELG-355 Medical Ethics (4 credits)
RELG-263/363 Sexual Ethics ( PH, 4 credits)
RELG-370 Suffering, Death & Hope (PH, 4 credits)
SOAN-326 Social Gerontology (D, 4 credits)
WGSS-240 Gender and Sexuality (PH, D, 4 credits)

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (PUBH)

Augustana juniors selected for Texas Medical Center internship

A group of 11 Augustana College juniors were selected to take part in the paid, full-time, 10-week experience at the Texas Medical Center in Houston this summer.

Dr. Kimberly Murphy with students

Grant propels DNA sequencing research at Augustana

A grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust will allow Augustana College faculty and students to engage in next-generation DNA sequencing research.

Students inventorying local streams

Grant boosts community impact of two Augustana College centers

A $100,000 grant from Augustana College Trustee Christopher Coulter '94 and his wife, Melanie Berna Coulter '94, will mobilize Augustana students, faculty and staff as they partner with communities to solve the social, economic and environmental challenges facing the Quad-Cities region.