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Public health course catalog


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

REBECCA HEICK, Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.S., Western Illinois; Ph.D. Iowa

CAROLYN HOUGH, Associate Professor (Anthropology), Chair
B.A., Knox; M.A., M.P.H., Ph.D., Iowa

DARA L. WEGMAN-GEEDEY, Professor (Biology)
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 should be at the 300-400 level.

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 should be at the 300-400 level.

Supporting Courses

BIOL-343 Microbiology (4 Credits)
CHEM-115 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)
GEOG-273 Introduction to GIS (4 credits)
GEOG-274 Introduction to GIS with Social Science Applications (4 credits)
GEOG-325 Urban Planning and Environmental Justice (4 Credits)
HIST-333 Disease and Health (4 credits)
PHIL-105 Life and Death (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-273 Reproductive Justice: Perspectives on Policies, Practices, and Public Health (4 credits)
PUBH-306 Sexuality and Health Education (4 credits)
PUBH-340 Community-Based Health Initiatives in Australia (4 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-363 Sexual Ethics (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)

Tea Talks series begins 11th year

Now entering its 11th year, the Tea Talks lecture series at Augustana will feature faculty, staff and guest speakers on a range of topics.

Caroline Wator

Vikinternships: Illinois and beyond

Part 2 of a series about Augustana student summer internships: Caroline, Vanessa, Brady and Olivia expand their reach in Illinois and Washington, D.C. 

Amanda Tiffany ’04

Global health: A view from the front lines

Epidemiologist Amanda Tiffany ’04 will talk about her work responding to global public health concerns.